Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm bound for Australia
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 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 word for ‘lightened’.
Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the GTA and GTAm is fitted with a more powerful version of the 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine delivering 397kW. With 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 3.6 seconds.
Specific technical solutions have been developed by Alfa Romeo engineers to improve the aerodynamics, alignment, and handling. As a result, the cars are fitted with new 20-inch wheel rims featuring a single locking nut, for the first time in a sedan, and the titanium Akrapovič central exhaust system delivering an unmistakable sound.
“What makes this vehicle truly unique is the personalisation offered to the 18 fortunate Australians who will soon own a special piece of Alfa Romeo history, being one of the 500 vehicles produced globally,” said Tom Noble, Director, Marketing Communications for Alfa Romeo.
“As part of the exclusive global program, the 18 Australian owners will receive a certified, numbered vehicle, and will further have the opportunity to personalise their GTA.
“Reminiscent of the spirit of the 1965 Giulia GTA, customers will select the liveries, the brake calipers, the interior stitching, seat belts and even the roll bar for those who’ve secured a GTAm. It’s a truly special experience.”
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 suit kit, including racing suit, gloves, boots, helmet, and car cover.