Available in two versions, the Giulia GTA with four seats and the Giulia GTAm with two race seats, roll-bar and six-point harness, they will both feature the 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine producing 540hp along with a raft of weight saving solutions to remain true to the ethos of the original 1965 model.
On the Giulia GTA, the Alfa Romeo engineers have worked to improve the aerodynamics and handling but above all to reduce the weight. The active aerodynamics were specifically studied to increase the downforce. These solutions contain technical know-how that comes directly from Formula 1, thanks to the synergy with Sauber Engineering and the use of the Sauber Aerokit. The same task is assigned to the side skirts, the specific rear spoiler and the active front splitter.
On the GTAm, the aerodynamic front has been optimised by adding a larger, manually adjustable front splitter and an adjustable real carbon-fibre rear wing, which ensure a perfectly balanced load at high speeds. In terms of performance, the Alfa Romeo 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo engine, made entirely of aluminium and capable of unleashing no less than 510hp in the standard configuration, reaches an output of 540hp in the Giulia GTA thanks to the meticulous development and calibration work of the Alfa Romeo engineers. A new Akrapovič central exhaust system, in titanium and gives the car an unmistakable sound.
The titanium Akrapovič central exhaust system, integrated in the carbon fibre rear diffuser, is also new, as are the 20-inch centre lock wheels. Handling at high speeds has been improved by widening the front and rear wheel tracks by 50mm and developing a new set of springs, shock absorbers and bushings for the suspension systems.
An Alcantara® trimmed dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars and the central trim on the seats, characterise the interior. Alcantara® is used even more extensively in the GTAm version, where the rear bench has been removed, leaving room for a fully upholstered ‘basin’, with specific mouldings designed to hold helmets and a fire extinguisher. The new matt carbon-fibre inserts give the interior a distinctive technical and aesthetic elegance. In the new GTAm, the interior is unique in that it features a roll-bar, composite door panels, the removal of the rear seats and the front doors are opened with a belt in place of the handle, another touch inspired by the racing world.
Power on its own is not enough to ensure extraordinary performance. The work done to reduce the vehicle weight has been meticulous. To achieve this the GTA uses lightweight materials such as carbon fibre for the drive shaft, bonnet, roof, front bumper, front wheel arches and rear wheel arch inserts and the shell of the sports seats with six-point Sabelt seat belts in the GTAm. Aluminium has been used in the engine, doors and suspension systems and various other composite materials have been used throughout.
In the GTAm, Lexan – a unique polycarbonate resin which comes straight from the world of motorsport – has been used in the side and rear window frames, further contributing to the weight reduction.
In the GTA trim, with the same output, the Giulia offers four seats, no rear roll-bar, a spoiler and splitter optimised for daily use and the same door panels, seats and windows as those of the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The result is a veritable supercar for everyday use.
Born in 1965, GTA is the legendary acronym for Giulia Gran Turismo Alleggerita, meaning lightened gran turismo, a special tuned version of the Giulia GT built from Autodelta.
To celebrate Alfa Romeo's 110th anniversary, Alfa Romeo have used the same recipe, adding power and reducing weight, to deliver the best ever Alfa Romeo driving experience, with only 500 units available.
Derived from our state-of-the-art performance sedan, Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm are equipped with an enhanced version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine with 540 HP.
Thanks to the adoption of ultralight materials such as carbon fibre, aluminium and composites, Giulia GTAm achieves an outstanding weight to power ratio, with a weight reduction of up to 100kg.