This little red rocket is an Alfa Romeo restomod with a supercar price tag

Money well spent
by Drei Laurel | Apr 3, 2021
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Would you spend supercar money on something that, well, isn’t a supercar? If your answer is no, Chris Harris recently got behind the wheel of an old, little red rocket that might just change your mind.

The £240,000 (around P16 million) Alfaholics GTA-R isn’t just any restomod, you see. This is the one restomod to rule them all—at least when we’re talking old-school Alfa Romeos. Only 23 of these have been built so far, with five more already being worked on. Oh, and each unit takes about 3,000 hours to build.

That’s a lot of dough, but if the legendary Gordon Murray thought it to be a worthwhile investment to have Alfaholics work on his personal Alfa Junior Zagato, we’re listening. Murray, though, isn’t Alfaholics’ only fan. Watch:

Chris Harris vs the £325k Alfaholics GTA-R

“I don’t care if the top speed’s only 150mph or even under 150mph. It’s only got a 2.2-liter engine, but listen to it,” Harris says behind the wheel of the GTA-R in an episode of Top Gear season 30. “The noise! Have you ever heard a four-cylinder sound like that?” he adds, claiming the mill sounds better than a modern V8.

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If you’ve read this far without having watched the video, scroll back up and do so. Harris isn’t pulling your leg up there. Anyway, given the chance, what old-school ride would you like to see given similar treatment?

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