Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio is already one of the fastest sedans in production, but on Monday the Italian automaker unveiled not one, but two faster versions of the car.
The iconic GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerita) moniker returns in style on the Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm sports sedans on steroids. The 2021 Alfa Romeo GTA is based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio and comes in two stages of commitment: the standard Giulia GTA and the hardcore Giulia GTAm.
The brand new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerita) sheds 100 kg compared to the regular Quadrifoglio offering and can sprint to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The new models use Alfa Romeo’s famous GTA badge and feature a 532-horsepower version of the 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that normally delivers 505 hp in the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Alfa Romeo engineers’ focus when developing the Giulia GTAs was to improve aerodynamics and handling but above all to reduce weight. The active aerodynamics were specifically upgraded to increase the downforce using Formula 1 know-how. The side skirts, the specific rear spoiler and the active front splitter have all been assigned the same mission.
Inside, Alfa covers the GTA’s cabin in Alcantara, including the dashboard, door panels, pillars, and center of the seats. The GTAm takes things further by using carbon fiber seats and covering the empty space in the back with Alcantara. It also has Lexan windows replacing the side and rear glass.
Production of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm will be limited to only 500 units in total. All owners will also receive a Bell helmet in a special GTA livery, a full racing set by Alpinestars (race suit, gloves and shoes) and a personalized Goodwool car cover. Alfa Romeo has so far only confirmed the Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm for Europe, but there’s still a chance they could come to the US. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.