Converting a classic combustion vehicle to electric motivation may not be anything exceptionally new nowadays, but building one nearly from scratch? That’s a whole different ball game. Totem, an Italian company that specializes in reviving vintage cars, is now working hard on rebuilding an Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Junior.
Calling the project a “rebuild” might be a little underselling it, mind you. Only 10 per cent of the original chassis is retained, with the rest replaced by a web of aluminum and carbon fibre to support a massive 518hp and 940Nm generated by the brand new electric motor system. This helps the GTelectric accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, and the 50.4kWh battery pack can support around 320km of driving in one single charge.
Though the GTElectric is based on the beautiful GT Junior, the exterior features design inspirations from a few Giulia models from across the years. The front boasts a set of four round headlights matching with the signature Alfa Romeo triangular aesthetic in the centre of the grill. The interior has been significantly modernized too, with a digital dash display and Bluetooth infotainment system.
As of now, only rendered images of the GTelectic are available, but we shouldn’t have to wait too long for the real deal to materialize — Totem intends to debut this exciting machine at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. Exactly when that will be remains to be seen, however, thanks to the ever-changing Coronavirus situation. Finger’s crossed 2020 will see this beautiful little restomod ripping up Goodwood’s famous driveway!