Alfa Romeo 156 GTAm – Closing the Gap by Simon Weniger

Photo credit: Simon Weniger

In this article today we’re bringing you the stunning creation by Simon Weniger, which is in fact his own take on Alfa Romeo 156 GTAm. Just to remind you, one-off 156GTAm was shown on Bologna Motor Show in 2002, and it was built by the N.Technology, the Fiat’s Group partner at the time. Sadly, this concept never reached serial production.

Simon, on the other hand, saw an opportunity to close the gap for his own pleasure.

The main inspiration for this was the friend’s 156 GTA whose incredibly sounding Busso engine lit the spark that started his amazing creation.

Another event that helped push his project through was the introduction of Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm.

In his own words, the main focus of the project was to close the gap left by the fact that the 156 GTAm has never gone into production. He wanted to create something special for his pleasure, something tangible, that could be enjoyed every day.

He wanted to create both a successor of the type 105 Giulia GTAm and a car that comprises some of the features he liked most about the 952 GTAm prototype that had just seen the light of day.

The best part of this project is that it is not a copy of a Giulia GTAm, but rather his take with design elements that characterize only 156 model. At a certain point in the project the wide-body mod was also considered, but the car owner, as everyone in the ARC team, thought that the original GTA body shape was more appealing.

Honestly, this was the right decision since most wide-body kits tend to alter the beautiful original design negatively. Without any further ado, check out the gallery, and the long list of modifications. It is truly a one-off project, that deserves to be recognized. The main goal of the project was to close the gap, and we can all agree that the gap has been closed!

Alfa Romeo 156 GTAm list of modifications:

3.7l completely rebuilt PS Schulze engine (~ 300 HP)
Light themed powder-coated engine design
Carbon intake pipe ACT
Heat-wrapped Extreme Tuning exhaust manifold
OZ Alleggerita 8×18
Custom-made centerlock caps in hex nut design
Michelin Cup 2 225/40 R18
Golden powder-coated Brembo 330 calipers
Tarox C83 grooved brake discs front/rear
Brake pads Ferodo DS Uno front, DS3000 rear
Fischer braided brake lines
Eibach anti-roll kit
Quaife LSD
Short Shifter
Biscione Racing aluminum strut bar front
Several PU bushes
Ragazzon rear silencer
Ragazzon mid silencer delete
Heigo roll bar
Schroth Profi 2-FE racing harness
Recaro Sportster CS seats
Steering wheel with Alcantara and red stitching, lever covers with red stitching
Rear seats removed and equipped with customized boards and carpet
HJC Carbon helmet with matching decals for track day use
Red fire extinguisher including custom-made support
Bose delete
Hertz 2-way component audio system Mille Pro from Italy
Kenwood KDC-BT950DAB head unit
Hertz HCP-4DK amplifier from Italy
Kicker Comp84 subwoofer 200W
Custom-made GTAm logos for rear, engine, interior
Quadrifoglio Verde badges
Autodelta decals
Black LED side indicators
Stainless steel grille
Black MHW rear lights
Boot spoiler AutoDS
Aluminum undertray
Countless original parts replaced


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