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Made To Drive | S09 E22

Corsa-Spec Alfa Romeo GTA Sparks Its Pilot’s Passion

This Alfa’s on a diet of aluminum, plastic, and magnesium.
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Gabriel Gross
Gabriel Gross
4 years ago

What a jewel. Love that body style. And that sound of the engine just superb.

CANYON
CANYON
5 years ago

A bow to this presentation .. in it’s whole absolutely perfect moments start to fin. I reran the section of the car running thru it’s paces,the owner’s firm yet surgeon like gloved hands fitting onto that most beautiful wood wheel like those of a grandfather steering his precious grandchild upon a new bike.. his elegant presentation from his heart,the pace of the narration,fine focused on just right parts for just the right amount of time .. revealing this perfect presentation

Gas Project
Gas Project
5 years ago

I watched this once without subtitles, and again with. What a great film, and inspiring to see someone driving a classic in winter. And the soundtrack! Big ups Petrolicious.

jamesm
jamesm
5 years ago

One of the best videos so far! In fact I would say you may have to go back to the July 2013 video ‘Live the Super 70s in a Ferrari 208 GT4’ to find a similar mix of raw engine music, un-gimmicked film footage, and driver introspection.

Mark Jordan
Mark Jordan
5 years ago

I’m sure your conversation with Signore Montini about his lovely Corsa build was quite revealing. Sounded fabulous. I just wish I could have understood it. The idea that providing subtitles for the benefit of your non-Italian speaking readers was considered unnecessary disappoints me.

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark Jordan

huh ? i watched this vid on youtube, it has english subs.

Jason Farina
Jason Farina
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark Jordan

Hi, Mark, I was able to see the closed captions, so hopefully they are generally available. Look for the CC button at the bottom right of the video. Now I’ll try watching the video without the subtitles, and just bask in the sights and sounds! Best.

Billy C
Billy C
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark Jordan

If you go to the bottom right corner of your screen as you watch the video you will see the “settings” icon. It looks like a gear. Click on this and you will be able to add or subtract the subtitles. I just figured this out. Well worth it for the GTA. Great story. Enjoy.

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis
5 years ago

Filippo, grazie per la “opportunità di ammirare questa vettura leggendaria !!!

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
5 years ago

Yes, in my opinion, this was one of the best yet. Thank you for sharing.

RenaissanceMan9
RenaissanceMan9
5 years ago

Gorgeous video! One of the best you have done, IMHO. Beautiful car, beautiful footage, beautiful sounds, and loved hearing the Italian dialogue… Thanks!!!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
5 years ago

Thank you, Filippo Montini, for taking the time to show up your beautiful and rare GTA in the Corsa configuration.

Really nice little film, Petrolicious. One of your best. I especially like that you leave us the voice of the owner in his own language.

Paul Duesler
Paul Duesler
5 years ago

Petrolicious totally understands the love and lust for incredible cars like this Alfa. The beauty, exoticness, sound, and fury expertly captured on film. Thank you petrolicious. Thank you Alfa Romeo.

wmaloney
wmaloney
5 years ago

Another astounding video. Thanks very much and keep up the great work.

johnsanta
johnsanta
5 years ago

Being an Alfetta GT Afficianado I have to live with being overshadowed by the GTV and the Spider (of which I have a 1991). Both are recipients of undying love and devotion while the Alfetta is like the wallflower at the Sadie Hawkins dance. It’s ok though recognition of any Alfa is a good thing.
Just when I thought your films couldn’t get any better for being not only about the cars people love; but a unique life story of the great people who have the passion for them with their wonderful personalities. This one in particular is a joy to watch as it envelopes what it is to love both Italian cars and the uniqueness of the Italian personality which is part of my DNA.
From start to finish and in each detail this is a wonderful story about the good side of life that not many people are able to understand, enjoy or best of all to live.

JB21
JB21
5 years ago

GTA’s aluminium body panels taught me an interesting thing, that there’s insulating filler (like a chalking, I think) between aluminium skin and steel bone, to protect from corrosion of dissimilar metals contacting each other. I was reading about this in a book when I was 9 or 10, and I was so fascinated by it even though I didn’t understand it at the time. It kind of inspired me, and now I work with metal as a part of my profession.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
5 years ago
Reply to  JB21

Are you familiar with “Superleggera” or super-lightweight coach building? Superleggera was a patented method that used hand-formed aluminum panels over a thin, tubular, steel cage, developed in Italy in vicinity of Milan during the mid 1930s. This was an excellent approach to building small volume, very light weight coach work. The potential for galvanic corrosion between the aluminum and the steel was under estimated in the early models. Later examples used an elastomer membrane just as you describe to separate the two metals. Over the years many chassis builders used this approach, but CTS is one of the places it started. Try Wikipedia Corrozzeria Touring Superleggera for more details.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrozzeria_Touring_Superleggera

klasse02
klasse02
5 years ago
Reply to  JB21

Bango Slinger, I hope you crash your shed on wheels!

Bohemianracer
Bohemianracer
5 years ago

Beautiful car with a great sound. I like the sign on the brick wall towards the end of the video that says “respect silence”, haha, so much for the silence.

jamesm
jamesm
5 years ago
Reply to  Bohemianracer

The saying goes: If you can’t improve on silence, don’t try”; so I say that engine note is a rightful opponent to bucolic tranquility.

MMK
MMK
5 years ago

Molto bello!

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
5 years ago

Che bella machina from when Alfa Romeo’s were Alfa Romeos rather than tarted up FIATs SAABs , KTMs and Dodges masquerading as Alfa Romeos

And ohhh that sound . For anyone still wondering after that ad posing as a video’s Spider exhaust note … THIS .. is what a well tuned hopped up factory or otherwise classic Alfa i4 sounds like . Suffice it to say … it aint music … but it sure is a glorious sound to behold

And to all you hipster wanna be’s out there . The owner here … is the epitome of Italian style .. not that cheaply made over priced dreck in the pretense of style y’alls so attached to

Sigh … but on a slightly negative note … this video sure does make me miss my AutoDelta modified Alfetta GT .. hasta … va bene … sigh 😎