The fiery Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm have been priced for Australia, and they won’t be cheap.
Prices will start at $268,000 before on-roads for the GTA and $288,000 before on-roads for the GTAm.
That means even the GTA costs $129,050 more than the Giulia Quadrifoglio, while the GTAm is more than double the price of the Quadrifoglio.
Just 18 of the 500 cars being sold worldwide will be coming Down Under.
Alfa Romeo is limiting the Giulia GTA and GTAm’s production run to 500 units in total globally, meaning Australia’s allocation will likely be in the single digits.
Update, 21/05/21 8:15am – Alfa Romeo has confirmed just 18 examples of the GTA and GTAm will be coming Down Under.
Revealed in March 2020, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm revive the iconic Gran Turismo Alleggerita nameplate for the Italian marque, with the ‘m’ in GTAm standing for ‘Modificata’ as it features further modifications.
Power comes from a massaged version of the Ferrari-developed 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 from the standard Giulia QV, tuned to deliver 402kW of power (up from 375kW).
A torque figure has yet to be confirmed. The QV produces 600Nm of torque.
With the added grunt, the rear-wheel drive Giulia GTA claims to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than the Giulia QV. Launch control is standard.
Both models get extensive use of carbon-fibre throughout the body – including the drive shaft, bonnet, roof, front bumper, front fenders and rear arch flares – to reduce weight, a 50mm wider track, and special 20-inch alloy wheels with race-style centre locks.
Aluminium has been used for some of the engine components, doors and suspension for further weight reduction, and other composite materials have been used throughout the vehicle.
Alfa Romeo claims the GTA and GTAm are about 100kg lighter than the Giulia QV.
There’s also revised aerodynamics for both models which entails an active front splitter and side skirts, as well as a prominent rear diffuser element – all with help from the Sauber F1 team.
Sticking out the back is a new Akrapovic titanium sports exhaust with central outlets.
The Giulia GTAm turns it up to 11, removing the rear seats entirely and subbing in a roll cage, polycarbonate side and rear window frames, carbon-fibre race seats with six-point Sabelt harnesses, a larger carbon-fibre front splitter and that distinctive carbon-fibre rear wing.
The GTA and GTAm’s extra power gives Alfa even more of an advantage over rival sport sedans.
In this segment, only the larger, supercharged V8-powered Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing not sold here has the Giulia GTA and GTAm beat.
It produces 498kW of power and 893Nm of torque.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA features:
- Carbon ceramic brakes
- Lexan rear window
- Sparco sports seats
- 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Carbon fibre roof, front end, rear diffuser, front grille
- Centre-locking 20-inch wheels
- Sauber aerodynamics package
- Alcantara interior trim
- Akrapovic exhaust
- Numbered steering wheel badge
- Three-point safety harnesses
- Experience Pack
The GTAm adds:
- Lexan second-row windows
- Upgraded aerodynamics package
- Carbon Sabelt bucket seats
- Six-point safety harnesses
The Experience Pack mentioned nets owners:
- Certificate of authenticity
- Personalised race helmet with vehicle VIN
- Goodwool car cover
- Alpinestars race suit (GTAm only)