Totem Automobili is an Italian start-up in the restomod car industry, that late last year announced the launch of its first handcrafted luxury vehicle, the Totem GT electric. The vehicle features a classic design, an electric engine and a sporty soul. Totem Automobili’s new GT electric is a handcrafted timeless restoration of the glorious Alfa Romeo Giulia GT.
The Totem GT electric is the very first ambitious restomod of the Italian start-up, and was projected by Riccardo Quaggio, an Italian automotive designer and the founder of Totem Automobili. The restoration of the GT electric features a redesigned silhouette in carbon fibre, an electric motor and comes packed full with state of the art technology.
The restoration process took three years of intense team work, craftsmanship, engineering development and tests to bring the iconic car to a never experienced level. The car has simply been reborn to provide all classic car lovers with the best Italian vintage car for the future. The car’s extraordinary performance is the result of such substantial restoration.
Restoration features of the Totem GT Electric:
- 10% of the original chassis was maintained and coupled to new aluminum suspensions that have been exceptionally produced for the car.
- Totem has evoked the competitive fame of the Giulia GTam making it 180mm wider.
- The classic fuel engine has been substituted for an electric motor, to allow for unparalleled power, a longer duration and a green vision.
- The car’s external panels have been stripped and unmounted, whilst the frame was finely tuned and stiffened by hand, to grant significant power increase from 192bhp to 518bhp.
- A reinforcement with roll-cage adherent to the external body was studied to add stability and resistance to the new powertrain.
- A mid rear motor has been added along the drive axles, to suit the driving experience.
- McFly technology, by ‘2electron’, generates a realistic and potentially endless performance, with sound and vibration packages; the sensations of endothermic motors are perceived in a completely new and always different driving experience, designed by the customer’s wishes… This is the world’s first electric car with a “tailor made” engine, with a totally customisable; power band, engine torque, gear ratios, vibration and sound releases, all Italian handmade.
The GT electric’s exterior is characterised by a curvy shape inspired by the charm of the original vehicle’s silhouette. The sophisticated details recall the superb past of the legendary car and its innovative features:
- The external body of the car has been reconstructed entirely in carbon fibre
- The roof drip molding was removed
- Headlights in LED technology inspired by rally cars
- A carbon front grille embellished with geometric patterns
- New LED tail lights and two large extractors
The GT Electric’s interior features a sophisticated and classic look, that benefits from numerous exclusive details such as:
- The car has been designed with new carbon fibre and genuine leather seats, to recall the race world and notorious 1750 Giulia GT seats
- Door armrests in wood covered with leather
- Seats and pedals have been designed according to the body shape
- The steering wheel features a sporty and stylish reinterpretation of the Hellebore by Momo
- A closer position of the steering wheel and legs more stretched guarantee in an agile and sporty driving experience
- A mechanical hand break has been added to offer driving pleasure
The car’s dashboard embodies the vintage personality of the Alfa Giulia GT, and the car’s sporty past has been represented by its gauges, two digital displays enclosed in carbon fibre rings and circular air vents. The car comes standard, with an antitheft system and electrically controlled windows, a new 400v heating system, an air conditioning system, an exceptional audio system and a keyless ignition.
Totem Automobili is a restomod start up that combines a passion for historic Italian cars and an innovative essence to create timeless redesigned handcrafted cars. Totem Automobili has entirely reinvented the restoration approach by using new technologies and new materials to manufacture classic, state of the art cars. Totem Automobili guarantees that the Totem GT electric is a car designed to suit your highest driving expectations, that will awaken all of your senses and emotions. The performance and interior of the vehicle further enhance its many features and help to find a unique blend between the classic past and the future.
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