It is one of the few hot hatches with a V6, the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA. And as we know the Alfa V6, colloquially know as the Busso, is one of the greatest engine ever forged. Renault Clio with the mid-mounted V6 is already considered a classic. But the equally mad 147 GTA is still on the affordable side. Is it reliable? Probably not. But it is beautiful, soulful and passionate. When most hot hatches become turbo charged people will start to miss the operatic V6 in a car as big as a washbag.
The production of this mad pony started in 2002 and ended in 2005. Slightly over 5000 were made of which 1000 units were equipped with semi automatic gearboxes. I don't know was the automatic any good but I'm guessing that the manual is the one to go for.
This is a good choice for a classic V6 hatchback since, at least here, the Golf R32 is already creeping up in prices. Act fast and you'll acquire a type of car that will probably never be made again.
Who wouldn't want this in their garage?
What do you think? A future classic or am I blinded by the name Alfa Romeo? Are there any other modern Alfas (other than the 8C and 4C) that will become classics some day?
Thoughts behind future classics and the beginning to this series HERE.