JUST 18 Australians will be afforded the opportunity to own a piece of Alfa Romeo’s rich racing heritage with an exclusive release of the most powerful Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles yet, the Giulia GTA and GTAm.
Drawing on inspiratuon from Alfa Romeo’s 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA, the powerful saloons have carried over the GTA name, which stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita, alleggerita being the Italian term for lightened.
Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the GTA and GTAm are fitted with a more powerful version of the 2.9 V6 bi-turbo engine, delivering 397kW.
Courtesy of the extensive use of ultra-light materials, the GTA and GTAm also benefit from a weight reduction compared to the Giulia Quadrifoglio, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.
Specific technical solutions have been developed by Alfa Romeo engineers to improve the aerodynamics, alignment and handling, with the addition of new 20-inch rims with a single locking nut, for the first time in a sedan, and the titanium Akrapovič central exhaust system, delivering unmistakable sound.
Following the global reveal of the duo in late 2020, a select number of Australian collectors and racing enthusiasts have secured one of the 18 limited vehicles, through a tailored consultation process, following expressions of interest.
The majority of Australian orders have been placed for the GTAm specification, with a limited number of the GTA also reserved, with expected delivery to commence late 2021.
Alfa Romeo customers who’ve purchased the GTA will receive the gift of an Alfa Romeo GTA racing helmet and car cover, while GTAm customers will receive a full Alfa Romeo GTA racing kit, including racing suit, gloves, boots, helmet and car cover.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA comes packing carbon ceramic brake discs, lexan rear window, sparco sport seats, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, carbon fibre roof, rear diffuser and front end, widened front and rear tracks, a sauber aero kit, full alcantara wrapped interior, matte carbon interior accents and a numbered badge on the steering wheel.
They also snag badges under clearcoat, a carbon fibre V shape front grille and mirror caps, DNA Pro with RACE mode, launch control, coloured stitching on the dashboard, coloured 3-point safety seatbelts, and coloured brake calipers.
Owners can also choose from three exterior paint colours; Montreal Green, Trofeo White or Edna Rosso (Edna Rosso is exclusive to GTA/GTAm).
For those purchasing the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm you gain some extra goodies on top of the GTA. The GTAm scores lexan second-row and rear windows, alcantara wrapped rear bulkhead, upgraded aero kit (front and rear), carbon fibre Sabelt sport seats, coloured pull-loops, and coloured 6-point harness seatbelts.
Pricing for the GTA starts at $268,000 (plus on-roads) while the GTAm will come in at $288,000 (plus on-roads).
The entire allocation is sold out and there are presently no plans to bring additional vehicles to Australia.