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Totem Automobili, the Italian automotive outfit specializing in overhauling classic Alfa Romeos from the 1960s, was present at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, where it revealed a new work of automotive art clad in carbon fiber – the GTAmodificata.

Of all the legendary sports racing cars of the ’60s, the Alfa Romeo GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerita or Lightened Grand Tourer in English), produced between 1965 and 1975 under numerous guises such as the Sprint GTA, GTA 1300 Junior, and GTAm, must be counted as one of the most beloved among car enthusiasts. Only about 500 GTA units were made and few survived their harsh racing careers, which is why they are now as valued as Ferraris and other icons of the same period.

No wonder these compact coupes are also the vehicles of choice for Totem Automobili’s superb restomods. The latest creation coming from the Italian outfitter is a reimagined and overhauled version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm. The inspiration is evident in the GTAmodificata’s aggressive body lines, the riveted arch flares, and the extra driving lights up front, but the similarities end here.

For starters, the Italian coachbuilder has kept the donor vehicle’s framework but replaced the original body panels with new and lightweight carbon fiber parts. Then, it also fitted the car with two-piece forged wheels made by Dymag and wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tires, new LED headlights, and distinctive LED taillights.

Totem Automobili's 799-hp GTAmodificata

Photo: Totem Automobili

What makes the GTAmodificata stand out is the fact that the carbon-fiber body is completely exposed and boasts a unique metallic carbon finish that gives it a menacing look, accentuated by exposed rivets all over the body and a custom blue-painted front bumper. All these modifications were made with a single aim – to reduce weight and increase power. As a

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