Alfa Romeo’s hotter, more exclusive take on the Giulia Quadrifoglio is officially gone.
All 500 examples of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA have been sold worldwide, including the 18 sold to Australian customers.
Although it’s sold out, Alfa Romeo is keeping reservations open in case someone cancels their order.
“To all intents and purposes, the Giulia GTA is now a collector’s car,” Alfa Romeo said in a statement.
“Presented to the international press last May, the 500 numbered units have all now been sold to customers from all over the world, including significant numbers from China, Japan and Australia, making it a commercial success on an international level.”
Prices in Australia start at $268,000 before on-roads for the GTA, and $288,000 before on-roads for the more focused GTAm.
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).
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.
There’s also 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.