Could there be a better recipe than Italian design, refined by German engineering? That is the recipe that forms the basis of Emilia Auto – a German company founded by Dr Ralf-Hendrik Steinkuehler and Manfred Giesecke, two men with a reputation for exceptional restoration and the trading of historic Italian sports cars. Their latest creation is the fulfilment of a long held dream of theirs – the Emilia GT Veloce.
The foundation of the GT Veloce is one of the most iconic GT’s of all time, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GT from the 1960’s and 1970’s. The idea was a classic Italian Gran Turismo vehicle that benefits from modern high-performance components such as Alfa-Romeo’s superb 690T powertrain, derived from Ferrari’s F154 family of engines. The 2,9-litre direct injection twin turbocharged V6 motor, as per the Giulia QV, produces 375 kW and 600 N.m, sent through ZF’s trusted eight-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels and through an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.
Of course stopping power is important, too, and Brembo 360 mm disc brakes with six piston monobloc callipers do duty at the front, while 4 piston 350 mm discs serve the rear – discs are made of co-cast steel/aluminium compound and are ventilated, too.
For increased rigidity and safety, the body is a modification of the original structure with an integrated steel spaceframe and rollbar with the doors, bonnet, boot lid, fenders and front and rear aprons made entirely from carbon fibre. KW coilovers do duty at all four corners, supported by double wishbones at the front and a multilink setup at the rear – all aluminium.
With a dry weight of less than 1 250 kg and that immense power from the Alfa Romeo V6, it goes without saying that the Emilia GT Veloce will be a frightening and engaging handful.
Each vehicle will be manufactured as a unique item on customer request, painstakingly handcrafted by a passionate and dedicated team. Production of the Emilia GT Veloce will start in 2022 with deliveries earmarked for the end of 2022.