Already at the past toy fair early february we noticed that Solido brings with the Coupé Alfa Romeo GTV6 a very special specialty to the market for the lovers of italian sports cars. The miniatures ouf of diecast offer openable doors as well as steerable frontwheels and make up a car that celebrated its debut out of the basis of the Limousine Alfetta in 1974. Do you remember to its straightforward drawn, crispy appearing bodywork ? The coupé araised from the eleven centimeter shorter basis of the limousine. Giorgio Giugiaro was responsible for its design. The appearance, which Solido took as a role model for the modelcars, corresponds to the facelift from 1980, in the context of which the coupé with bumpers, spoilers and side panels made of plastic was converted into a more modern era.
In the interior a new dashboard and new seats came for installation. The most powerful of the two available GTV, the GTV6, tells Solido with two models, which are available in red under the item number S1802301 as well as in black under S1802302. Like the GTV 3.0 from Alfa Romeo South Africa they carry a hump on the hood, under which the GTV6 of the 2.5-liter V6 works with 116 kW / 158 hp. The mixture of a very flat bonnet and the voluminous tail made the car very fast in the state. Among his competitors was mainly the Porsche 924, but the GTV6 proved to be incomparable in terms of build quality. This prevented the brand from reaching the numbers of the Stuttgart competitor. The Italians, however, loved the coupe.
Good role model choice, good model
You will also be pleased with the modelcars from Solido, which hardly have to fear competition on our research. Above all, we find miniatures of Whitebox in 1:43 when we google for the Alfa Romeo GTV6. The Solido models are very well done on the front, the contours of the front apron and the hood hit exactly. The doors carry a filigree window frame; on the body, the planks and sills knowledgeable are modeled. The contrast to the car color is of course better on the red model. The fittings and the instrument panel do not forget any detail; The barren, black look matches the taste of the time. At the end of this small contribution, we are pleased to congratulate Solido on this role model choice.