The very limited edition 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm are officially SOLD OUT! After being delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, the ultimate expression of Alfa Romeo’s best performance sedan was finally released to the first batch of owners back in May. With only 500 units in total of both variants, the GTA may be the last limited edition internal combustion engine (ICE) powered performance sedan that the brand will ever produce.
According to Alfa Romeo, a significant number of the high-performance sedan were grabbed up by customers in China, Japan, and Australia.
The Giulia GTA and GTAm use components made from carbon fiber and composite materials. The aerodynamics have been specially designed to increase downforce. These solutions embody technical expertise that comes straight from Formula 1, courtesy of the brand’s synergy with Sauber Engineering.
Sauber Engineering was entrusted with the aerodynamic appendages including the new rear spoiler (adjustable to 4 positions in the GTAm), and the active front splitter, which can be extended for use on the track (up to 40 mm) on the GTAm. Other features developed include the titanium Akrapovič central exhaust system, built into the carbon fiber rear diffuser, and the 20-inch wheels featuring a single locking nut (offered for the first time in a sedan), wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
The aerodynamic research in the wind tunnel was not limited to the aerodynamic enhancements but was also focused on the specially developed fully-faired underbody. The GTA and GTAm also benefit from a special new air extractor capable of increasing the car’s ground effect, thus guaranteeing excellent road holding at high speeds. More specifically, on the Giulia GTAm, a more aerodynamic body kit configuration triples the downforce of the Giulia GTAm over the standard Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Handling has been improved by widening the Quadrifoglio’s front track by 25 mm and their rear by 50 mm, and by developing a specific suspension setup for the suspension systems (the front with two oscillating arms, the rear using independent multilink springs). The specific setup of the suspension and steering ensures higher cut-in and cornering speed and improvements in stability with no impact on comfort on all surfaces.
Under the hood, the aluminum 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 returns and gets a 30 horsepower boost to 540 horsepower for GTA duty. Alfa Romeo engineers also worked with Akrapovič (maker of the new titanium exhaust) to give the GTA its own distinctive sound. 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.
Alfa Romeo will also release a limited number of special liveries produced directly by the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, recalling history and bringing out the best of Alfa Romeo’s victories and iconography. Once the customized liveries are gone, the Giulia GTA and GTAm will come in either Etna Red, Trophy White, or Montreal Green, a color palette that pays tribute to the Italian flag. Another layer of customization lies in the selection of a color for the brake calipers – including the brand-new gold; and in the interior, the roll bar, seat belts, and stitching.
Alfa Romeo has created a wide range of customizations aimed to make the GTA and GTAm a unique purchase experience for the owner. This includes a Bell racing helmet with a special GTA livery that can be customized with the serial number, a specific Goodwool car cover, and dedicated customer services. The more aggressive GTAm model will also come with a full Alpinestar line of racing appeal.
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm in Montreal Green Image Gallery: