The GTA and GTAm are available to order and is limited to a production of just 500.
Powered by the Alfa Romeo 2.9 litre V6 bi-turbo engine with 540hp, the GTA also has the best-in-class power to weight ratio of 187hp per litre. Due to the use of ultra-light materials, it can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA brings back one of the legends of motoring and a milestone in the brand's history: the 1965 Giulia GTA. It sees a return to the roots of the brand established 111 years ago, those of the worlds of performance and touring, with a model that epitomises the unique ability of Alfa Romeo to combine style and sport.
Following the same guidelines as for the 1965 Giulia GTA, the aerodynamics and handling have been designed with weight reduction at its core. With widespread use of components in carbon fibre and composite materials, the downforce is increased and these solutions embody technical expertise that comes straight from Formula 1, courtesy of the synergy with Sauber Engineering.
They also developed the side skirts; the new rear spoiler – adjustable to four positions on the GTAm; the active front splitter, which can be extended for use on the track by up to 40mm on the GTAm; the carbon fibre rear diffuser with integrated titanium Akrapovič centrally mounted exhaust system; and the 20-inch wheels with single locking nut, seen for the first time on a saloon, which are paired with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. The aerodynamic research in the wind tunnel was not limited to the aerodynamic elements, but also focused on the fully-faired underbody.
The GTA and GTAm also benefit from a new rear diffuser capable of increasing the car’s downforce, guaranteeing excellent road holding at high speeds. On the Giulia GTAm the most intense aerodynamic configuration triples the amount of downforce compared to the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which previously represented the benchmark in its class.
Handling is improved by widening the front wheel tracks by 25mm, their rear counterparts by 50mm and developing a specific suspension set-up (the front with two oscillating arms, the rear using independent multilink springs). This suspension set-up and steering ensures higher cut-in and cornering speed and improvements in stability, while not impacting on the comfort. Last but not least, 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 Giulia Quadrifoglio, reaches an output of 540hp in the Giulia GTA, courtesy of the meticulous development and calibration work of the Alfa Romeo engineers who revisited the piston cooling flow and the design of the rods. The air circulation in the engine cooling and transmission circuits has also been increased.
The bodywork features a purposeful front that expresses all the power unleashed by the engine, with larger air intakes and technical elements in carbon fibre. Even the iconic ‘’Trilobo" is enhanced, with slots that edge the badge to optimise cooling, reminiscent of the early days of F1. The active splitter has been redesigned on the GTAm, now even larger and can be adjusted lengthways by 40mm to ensure a perfect balance with the adjustable rear spoiler, with its aerodynamic profile and four-position adjustment (low-high drag) of the central section. On the sides, the carbon fibre side skirts, broadened front wing and the clearly visible carbon fibre on the rear wheel arches accentuate the car's dimensions, with an image of power and dynamism.
The new 20-inch wheels with single locking nuts have been specially designed to combine style and lightness to ensure the best possible overall handling. A typical solution among F1 single-seaters, it is unique in road-going saloons on the market.
The dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars and the central trim on the seats feature Alcantara® upholstery. This prized material provides the driver with the right grip and reduces the commonly seen reflections from the dashboard and other plastic components. Alcantara® is used even more extensively in the GTAm version, where the rear seats have been removed, leaving room for a fully upholstered ‘basin’, with specific moldings designed to hold race helmets and a fire extinguisher. The new matt carbon-fibre inserts offer the interior with a distinctive technical and aesthetic elegance. The new GTAm features a roll bar, no rear door panels, door pull loops instead of a handle on the front doors and matching six-point SABELT seat belts, another feature typically inspired by the racing world.
The pleasure of owning a car like the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA lies not only in its exceptional performance, but also in its exclusivity. Alfa Romeo has therefore set up a bespoke purchasing process, with a dedicated brand ambassador and experience package, including Bell helmet in GTA livery with the production number of the car, specific body-colour Goodwool car cover and exclusive after-sales services. The GTAm will also come with Alpinestars overalls, gloves and boots.
A range of customisations are also available, offering a unique purchase experience for this supercar. The starting point is the liveries, produced directly by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, recalling history and bringing out the best Alfa Romeo victories and iconography.The front, characterised by the historic white or ochre ‘mask’, is undoubtedly the first element of distinction that – combined with the longitudinal stripes on the roof and boot lid, as well as iconic elements of the Alfa Romeo logo such as the cross and Biscione on the bonnet – immediately brings the heart and mind to racing.
Customers can request one of the liveries, including one version featuring the Italian flag and another with Ochre metallic paintwork, and select a number to be emblazoned on the side door. Aside from the custom liveries, the Giulia GTA and GTAm will come in GTA Red, Trofeo White and Montreal Green, a colour palette that pays tribute to the Italian flag. Another layer of customisation lies in the selection of a colour of the brake calipers - including gold; and in the interior, the roll bar, seat belts and stitching.
"Possibly the sharpest saloon experience in existence. Feels like a Touring car, but exploitable on the road."
"Alfa's 540hp mega-saloon has arrived at last. It was worth the wait."
Autocar 5 Star Review
"The Giulia GTA is brilliantly involving. It delivers a vastly different on-road experience from the Giulia Quadrifoglio, engaging the driver in a way that few cars at any price manage. But while it majors on performance, it doesn’t demand compromises in the way that some high-powered competitors do. Rather, it is a car that could confidently be used every day."
Auto Express Verdict"A crazy car for an insane amount of money, yes, but on the right road the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm could be the most exciting saloon car we’ve ever driven. And on a track it’s even better still, with huge mechanical and aerodynamic grip, a delicious soundtrack from the V6 engine, a brilliantly involving chassis and heroic brakes. Best of all, it looks a million dollars in the flesh. Which is just as well given how much the Alfa costs."