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Cars New Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA sprints in with 533bhp

18:25  02 march  2020
18:25  02 march  2020 Source:   carbuyer.co.uk

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a red car parked in a parking lot: Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm front © Carbuyer Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm front
• GTA models have extra power and a new exhaust system • Only 500 will be produced • GTAm model is over 100kg lighter than Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo has revealed two 533bhp track-focused models of the Giulia saloon badged GTA and GTAm. The cars have been created to celebrate Alfa’s 110th anniversary and just 500 will be produced in total.

These new cars reintroduce the famous GTA badge, first seen on an Alfa Romeo in the 1960s, and are based on the existing high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio. Prices are yet to be revealed but we expect the cars to cost much more than the £63,565 starting price of the Quadrifoglio.

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA twins use the same 2.9-litre Ferrari-derived V6 engine as the Quadrifoglio but power has been upped from 503bhp to 533bhp for a 0-62mph-time of just 3.6 seconds. An Akrapovič titanium exhaust is also fitted, which is much noisier than the Quadrifoglio. Along with the extra power, the GTA weighs less and features aerodynamic additions to further improve performance.

There’s a much wider use of carbon fibre than in the standard car; the GTA gets driveshafts, front wheel arches, a bonnet, front bumper and roof made out of the lightweight material. The GTAm has just two carbon-fibre seats, six-point racing seat belts and a roll cage, and as a result it weighs over 100kg less than the Quadrifoglio. It’s a rival to the £150,000 Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

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Both cars get a sharper front bumper with a chin spoiler and naked carbon-fibre inserts, plus black centre-locking alloy wheels and black rear wheel arch extensions. The rear bumper is all-new, with the Akrapovič exhausts mounted in the centre, each side of a huge functional diffuser. In addition, the GTAm gets an enormous carbon-fibre boot lid spoiler. The cars have a 50mm wider track (the distance from one wheel across the axle to the other) and thorough suspension changes.

The GTAm also gets a stripped-out interior, with no door panels, rear seats or proper door handles. Both get carbon-fibre inserts and lots of Alcantara suede-like fabric.

Production will be limited to just 500 cars, with the allocation split between the GTA and GTAm. Buyers will get a tailored race suit, shoes and gloves from Alpinestars and a Bell race helmet, plus a car cover, all included in the cost of the car. The 500 customers also get to attend a driving course at the Alfa Romeo Driving Academy.

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Rumors are circulating as part of the upcoming brand anniversary. Alfa Romeo turns 110 and could celebrate it with a GTA version of the Giulia. © Manufacturer / Patrick Lang Even if the manufacturer does not want to comment on the speculation, a GTA version of the Giulia is not unlikely. On the occasion of the anniversary celebrations, which will begin in Milan in the summer, there could be a limited special edition of the sports sedan Giulia, which may bear the traditional abbreviation GTA.

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