Back in March, Alfa Romeo fans were quite pleased about the brand’s most recent additions to the Italian performance brand’s lineup the Giulia GTA and GTAm. Fast forward almost two months and Alfa is hard at work building up buzz about its latest performance sedans.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Giulia GTA and GTAm, both cars pack an aluminum 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that makes 540 horsepower. With a weight reduction of 221 pounds (100 kilograms) compared to the standard Giulia Quadrifoglio and the horsepower boost from its tuned motor, the GTA can hit 62 mph (or 100 kph) in just 3.6-seconds. That’s about the same time as the much heavier and more power 2020 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Widebody. It lets the GTA achieve a best-in-class weight/power ratio of 6.2 lb/hp.
In the GTA version, with the same power, Giulia offers four seats, no rear roll-bar; spoiler and splitter optimized for daily use on the road; the same door panels, seats, and windows as those of the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The result is a veritable supercar for everyday use.
Additional lightweight components such as carbon-fiber for the driveshaft, hood, roof, front bumper, front wheel arches, rear wheel arch inserts, and on the GTAm (“m” standing for modified), the shell of the specific sporting seats with 6-point Sabelt safety belts help keep the weight of the mid-size sedan down.
Inside the car, several new details stand out at you. The first is the trim of the dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars, and the central trim on the seats are done in 100% Alcantara®. If you jump into a more track-oriented GTAm, Alcantara is used more extensively. Taken a note from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the GTAm rear moves the rear bench seat, leaving room for a fully Alcantara upholstered “basin” which is made to hold your racing helmet and a fire extinguisher. The new matte carbon inserts endow the interior with a distinctive technical and aesthetic elegance. In the new GTAm, the interior is unique in that it features a roll bar, no door panels, or rear seats, and the door is opened with a belt in place of the handle, another touch that comes from the racing world.
For the 500 lucky owners of either a Giulia GTA or a GTAm, Alfa Romeo is offering a “project within the project”, making the new high-performance twins, not simply a car to buy, but an experience to be had. The Alfa Romeo Centro Stile (or Style Center) has designed a wide range of liveries that have been associated with the GTA’s historic pathway and a long list of victories, which will also be available (limited availability) for the cars. If you prefer something more civil, you can opt for your choice of three exterior colors (GTA Red, Trophy White, and Montreal Green – Red, White, and Green to pay tribute to the Italian flag). The car also features five different brake caliper colors as well.
Pricing for the European market starts at €143,000 for the GTA and €147,000 for the GTAm. This would make the cars priced around $155,000 and $160,000 in USD. Pricing and availability for the American market, have not been released. Everyone who purchases a GTA will receive a Bell helmet, a car cover that matches the paint (including a matching car cover for cars with liveries), and a trip to the Alfa Romeo Driving Academy. GTAm customers will also get a full-racing suit including gloves and shoes made by Alpinestars.
Alfa Romeo has launched a dedicated online configurator allowing customers to view the various possible combinations on Giulia GTA and GTAm. No word on if the car will be delayed due to the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic.