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Totem Automobili Reinvents The Classic 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

Maintaining at least 10% of its original chassis, the all-new Totem GT Electric is characterised by expert craftsmanship and zero-emission technology.

Nov 23, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

Combining a passion for historic Italian builds with an innovative essence to create timelessly redesigned, handcrafted cars, Totem Automobili is a young automotive design company founded by Riccardo Quaggio. Inspired by a fine taste for iconic cars, and a vision for a zero-emission future, Totem Automobili has reinvented classic restoration processes using new technologies and materials to manufacture state of the art cars.

Totem Automobili Reinvents The Classic 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

The company’s latest build, pays tribute to the elegant and sporty Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA presented in 1965. Dubbed the Totem GT electric, this car represents the epitome of Italian style, luxurious sportiness and the best technology which facilitates exciting adventure and evokes glorious Alfa of the 60s in spirit and form.

The study of a unique design, the sartorial attention to detail, alongside the electric and technological soul are shaped in a high-class style that preserves the glorious fame of the car, enhancing its new vibrations for an exceptional driving experience projected to the future.

Through taking cues from the past, present and future, Totem Automobili maintains at least 10% of the original chassis, and has reshaped the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA in forms and materials to create a timeless car with a smoother line. Harnessing over 518 cv of power and 980Nm of torque through an automatic and sequential gearbox, this new and improved classic beauty accelerates from 0-100km/h in a matter of 3.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 245km/h.

With a frame that was finely tuned and stiffened by hand to grant the significant power increase from the original 192bhp to 518bhp, the Totem GT electric weighs approximately 130kg, and comes complete with a set of 205/40-17, 225/45-17 front wheels, and 245/40 -17, 255/40 -17 rear wheels by Continental ContiSportContact, a Front Brembo GT 345x28mm brake, and Rear Brembo GT 345x28mm, alongside the option of 100% customizable interiors.

Characterised by newly designed MacPerson suspensions, and a multilink aluminium system, connected to a new rear subframe, which supports the electric motor, in line with the semi-axle, the all-new Totem GT electric reproduces a realistic package of performance, sound and vibration, starting from the soul of ICE engines up to a completely blank canvas, where customers are granted liberty to personalise their ride to their heart’s content.

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