Check Out These Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Sketches!
The cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show due to the coronavirus outbreak has deprived us of the opportunity of witnessing the debut of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm.
And let me tell you, it would have been a beautiful sight. But never fear! These sketches are here to show you the new face of the Giulia Quadrifoglio —and what a face it is. With a bold design, the Alfa Romeo GTA has come to transform the sedan into an ultra-sports vehicle.
GTA stands for “Gran Turismo Alleggerita,” a lighter car for faster speeds. The 2020 Alfa Romeo GTA is a redesign of the 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA, the first of many lighter high-performance sports Alfas. The debut is also part of the celebrations that mark the 110th year since the creation of Alfa Romeo. Both the GTA and the GTAm are limited-edition, there will only be 500 units built in total. As it stands, we don’t even know if any of these models will make it to North America. If you are in Europe, you might want to be quick with your reservation; we’re sure the few available units will not stay in the dealerships for long.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
The Alfa Romeo GTA has had its aerodynamics reworked, with new side skirts, a distinctive rear spoiler, active front splitter, and rear diffuser. The GTA handling has also been improved thanks to collaborations with the Sauber Formula 1 program. Also part of the re-imagination of the Giulia model is the Alfa Romeo GTA’s center-lock wheels, as well as wider 50mm-wider tracks. In the interior, we are delighted with an Alcantara dashboard, door panels, pillars, seats, and glovebox.
The Giulia GTAm
The M in GTAm stands for “modificata,” modified. Note that the two-seat design is not just a concept idea: the GTAm is a street-legal sports car that looks more like a super aggressive racing car. And it’s not just for looks. The GTAm features a carbon-fiber roll bar, racing seats, and a Sabelt harness. The side and rear window frames are made of Lexan, a light material used in competition vehicles.
Alfa claims to have reduced the weight of the Giulia Quadrifoglio by 100 kilos. The lighter weight is achieved thanks to a carbon fiber hood, driveshaft, roof, wheel arch extensions, and front fascia. Both models also include an Akrapovič titanium exhaust. Alfa claims a zero-to-62mph time of 3.6 seconds for both models, which are undoubtedly achieved thanks to the modifications in aerodynamics and materials.
Those lucky enough to get their hands on the Alfa Romeo GTA and GTAm can expect to be assigned a brand specialist who will work with them through the sales process. A personalized kit, which includes a GTA Bell helmet, Alpinestars racing suit, and a customized car cover will be included. All of this comes together with a slot in the Alfa Romeo Driving Academy, a real treat for sport car fans.