For nearly 110 years Alfa have been dazzling us with some of most iconic cars ever built, and to mark its 110th birthday, they have decided to pay tribute to one of its most emblematic vehicles: Giulia GTA.
The Giulia GTA will be available in two models, the four seater Giulia GTA and the Giulia GTAm, that comes equipped with two race seats, roll-bar and six-point harness. Irrespective which model you go for, they will both feature the 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine, made entirely of aluminium, which Is capable of unleashing 540hp along with a raft of weight saving solutions to remain true to the ethos of the original 1965 model, and with all the weight loss programme it’s been through, It accelerates from zero to 62mph, with the Launch Control system, is just 3.6 seconds.
On the Giulia GTA, Alfa Romeo engineers have worked hard to improve the aerodynamics and handling, with special consideration given above all to reduce the weight. The active aerodynamics, thanks to the BMW Sauber Aerokit were specifically designed to increase the downforce.
The same task is assigned to the side skirts, the specific rear spoiler and the active front splitter.
The titanium Akrapovič central exhaust system, incorporated 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.
On the GTAm, the aerodynamic front has been optimised by adding a larger front splitter and a real carbon-fibre rear wing, which ensure a perfectly balanced load at high speeds.
Alfa emphasises that Power on its own is not enough to ensure outstanding performance, which goes against my beliefs. The GTA is predominately uses light weight materials such as Carbon Fiber 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. The result is a weight of around 1,520kg which, combined with the increase in output to 540hp, brings the power-to-weight ratio to 2.82 kg/hp.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and its extreme version, the Giulia GTAm, will be built in a limited edition of only 500 units in total, all numbered and certified and ready to take up their place alongside their 1965 forerunner as one of the most sought-after collector’s items.
An exclusive dedicated customer experience, designed to treat the 500 lucky owners to a unique experience that is 100% Alfa Romeo will come as standard.
The owners will receive a personalised experience package, which includes a Bell helmet in special GTA livery, a full racing set by Alpinestars (race suit, gloves and shoes) and a personalised Goodwool car cover for protecting their GTA or GTAm. Customers can also take part in a specific driving course devised by the Alfa Romeo Driving Academy.