Alfaholics GTA-R 300 gets full carbonfibre body conversion

Alfa Romeo restomod taken to new extremes to create a lightweight masterpiece

Low kerb weight should be first on the agenda for driver’s machines, but it’s a characteristic often neglected today, with increases in power being used to offset modern-day space, safety and equipment levels. Alfaholics’s GTA-R was already one of the very best examples of the benefits of pursuing lighter weight, and now a new variant has taken the model’s weight savings even further. 

The GTA-R 300 Carbon is the Bristol-based brand’s latest addition to its Alfa 105-series conversion programme, applying the same formula found in the previous range-topper, the GTA-R 290, and adding a full carbonfibre body for reduced weight. 

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

> Alfaholics GTA-R 270 review - Re-imagined icon

Under the bonnet, you won’t find a screaming 700bhp Judd V8 or a cumbersome LS, but rather an aluminium Alfa Romeo Twin Spark four-cylinder engine, with capacity increased to 2.3 litres from the standard 2. Combine its 240bhp, 200lb ft output with the car’s new sub-800kg kerb weight and you have yourself a 300bhp per ton power-to-weight ratio – hence the ‘300’ name.

The conversion saves 70kg on the already-lightweight steel-bodied cars, and 38kg on the GTA-R 290, which received plenty of carbonfibre components itself. To put that figure into context, the 300 Carbon weighs over 300kg less than the Alpine A110, and sends almost exactly the same power to the rear wheels. 

Alongside the new body, Alfaholics includes its Ultraleggera billet titanium suspension package as standard, to both aid in weight reduction and improve handling characteristics. Our drive in the GTA-R 270 proved that even the company’s standard bespoke suspension does its job very nicely, so (for now) we can only imagine what this upgraded set-up will do.

If you’re clued-up on the world of ultra-exclusive, low-numbers conversions from the likes of Singer and Alfaholics, you’ll probably have figured that this car won’t come cheap. The GTA-R 290 will set you back in the region of £240,000, so a price tag in excess of £300,000 wouldn’t be out of the question for the 300. Should you have the cash, though, we’d suggest it will probably be worth the splurge… 

Recommended

Alfa Romeo culls sports car programme in wake of FCA merger
Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo culls sports car programme in wake of FCA merger

11 Nov 2019
Aston Martin DB4: review, history and specs
Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB4: review, history and specs

11 Oct 2020
Jaguar Classic begins E-Type 60th anniversary celebrations with tribute edition
Jaguar

Jaguar Classic begins E-Type 60th anniversary celebrations with tribute edition

12 Aug 2020

Most Popular

Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?
Porsche 911 coupe

Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?

Tall ride height and wheelarch extensions suggest a surprise 911 derivative could be coming
22 Oct 2020
205mph Brabus Rocket 900 revealed – a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S turned to 888bhp
Mercedes

205mph Brabus Rocket 900 revealed – a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S turned to 888bhp

The Brabus Rocket is back for 2020, and this time it takes the form of a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S with extras
23 Oct 2020
Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot
Alpine

Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot

Heated-up Renaults but no A110 replacement for Alpine as it follows in Cupra and Abarth footsteps
21 Oct 2020
Hyundai i20 N revealed – 200bhp supermini ready for some Ford Fiesta ST baiting
Hyundai i20 hatchback

Hyundai i20 N revealed – 200bhp supermini ready for some Ford Fiesta ST baiting

Long-awaited second N division model set to shake up the junior hot hatch establishment
20 Oct 2020