There are lots of styling stuff
to give your Spider and GTV a personal touch. Ski racks, baggage
racks, hardtop, gear knobs, side skirts, spoilers etc. However, most
of this should be applied with the utmost care! The Spider has an exceptional
design, – don’t go over the top and
ruin it! If you ask me, the
only thing the Spider really needs is a set of other wheels
than the ones originally fitted. And maybe, – just maybe, – a 30 mm lowering.
The German Eibach
Pro-Kit sport springs will provide a 30mm lowering, and still
give pretty good ride comfort. The white side indicator also looks nice
and can be obtained from
a full list of what’s available – in Germany anyway – check
When it comes to tuning,
Carrozzeria Alfa in Norway, Alfa
Rosso in Sweden or Zender, Novitec
in Germany will be able to give your Spider or GTV a boost. Also
check German A.H.
Tuning for Alfa specs on chip tuning.
I’m definitely no expert on this, but what I DO know, is that you
should always check with professionals before you go and do serious
alterations to your GTV/Spider (or any other car for that matter).
Chip tuning: You will get about 10% increase in power. For
instance a 2.0 TS GTV/Spider 155 bhp/114 kw engine would with chip
tuning be increased to 170 bhp/126 kw. According to AH Tuning in
Germany, top speed will then be around 225 km/h. I always thought
this would give an increase in fuel consumption, but (again
according to AH Tuning), this is not the case at all.
con. original chip
con. chip tuning
|| 6.6 l/100 km
|| 6.2 l/100 km
|| 8.8 l/100 km
|| 8.1 l/100 km
|| 12.4 l/100 km
|| 11.5 l/100 km
Kompressor tuning: An excellent alternative to give the engine a
boost. The kompressor will add more power for less money pr.
hp. Cost around Euro 4000-4500,- in Germany. Guess mounting is
added. Below is the Novitec
GTV/Spider 2.0 16V modell 1998-2000
114KW / 155hp
160KW / 218hp
Speed: 244 km/h
0-100 6,2 sec.
GTV/Spider 2.0 16V modell 2001->
110KW / 150hp
153KW / 208hp
speed 231 km/h
0-100 6,6 sec.
GTV/Spider 3.0 V6 24V
224KW / 305hp
3.2 V6 24V
184KW / 250hp
256KW / 348hp!!
Be aware that any guarantee you might have on
your car is probably no longer valid.
For the hardcore
Alfisti there are also T-shirts, jackets, sunglasses and watches
available. Check the Alfa
Romeo Boutique or the German
Spider styling by Zender
a bit over the top if you ask me..