Chris Harris Wants The Alfaholics GTA-R 290 Over Any $200k Supercar

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Just watch the Top Gear co-host's latest video. You'll understand why.

Sure, you could go out and spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000 on a brand-new and wonderfully fast supercar. Or, alternatively, you could put those hard-earned benjamins towards something far more special, something even bespoke. No, we’re not referring to those luscious 964 Porsche 911s Singer Vehicle Design tears apart and rebuilds with modern parts, but something quite similar, only it’s an Alfa Romeo. Meet the Alfaholics (Best. Car. Name. Ever) GTA-R 290.

The UK-based Alfaholics essentially does to late 1960s, early 1970s Alfa Romeo GTAs what Singer does to the 964 911, and the result is "astonishing," as Top Gear co-host Chris Harris described his test car. The Alfaholics GTA-R 290 starts life as an original GTA, but it’s stripped down to its bear metal and completely re-built from the ground up.

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It’s incredibly light at 1,830 pounds, especially when one forgoes air conditioning, and is quite powerful thanks to its 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 240 hp. It all sounds almost too good to be true. Perhaps it is. Then again, it ain’t cheap, with the final tally coming to 190,000 GBP, so figure around $200,000. You can buy a lot of other modern supercars with that kind of money, but none of them are as purist as what Alfaholics offers.

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