Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Engine||2.0 L DOHC I4|
|Wheelbase||2,350 mm (92.5 in)|
|Length||4,089 mm (161.0 in)|
|Width||1,575 mm (62.0 in)|
|Height||1,321 mm (52.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1,028 kg (2,266 lb)|
The 2000 GTV was introduced in 1971 together with the 2000 Berlina sedan and 2000 Spider. The 2000 range was the replacement for the 1750 range. Once again the engine was rationalized throughout the range. The engine displacement was increased to 1962 cc with a change of the bore and stroke to 84 mm × 88.5 mm. Oil and radiator capacities remained unchanged. The engine produced 132 PS (97 kW; 130 hp) at 5500 rpm with the SPICA fuel injection, which, once again, was only fitted to cars destined for the United States and Canadian markets, with carburetors retained for other markets producing officially the same power.
The interior trim was also changed, with the most notable differences being the introduction of a separate instrument cluster, instead of the gauges installed in the dash panel in earlier cars.
Externally the 2000 GTV is most easily distinguished by the following features:
- Grille with horizontal chrome bars, featuring protruding blocks forming the familiar Alfa heart in outline.
- Smaller hubcaps with exposed wheel nuts.
- Optional aluminum alloy wheels of the same size as the standard 5. 1/2J × 14 steel items, styled to the "turbina" design first seen on the alloy wheels of the Alfa Romeo Montreal. "Turbina" refers to the wheel's resemblance to a jet engine inlet.
- The larger rear light clusters first fitted to United States market 1750 GTV's were standard for all markets on the 2000 GTV.
From 1974 on, the 105 Series coupe models were rationalized and these external features became common to post-1974 GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior models, with only few distinguishing features marking the difference between models. See below.
37,459 2000 GTVs were made before production ended.