Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Auto Shows & Events Update: Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Expected To Tear Into High-Performance Sedans Today

Update: Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Expected To Tear Into High-Performance Sedans Today

The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA should be a lightened mega-power super-sedan.

  • GTA is an old but established moniker at Alfa Romeo and it stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita.

  • It might be powered by up to 600-horsepower (actual figure 540-horsepower) from its twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6.

  • It is unknown if this will be a regular production car or a limited edition (500 will be built).

Alfa Romeo has decided that today was to be the day they will be releasing what should be their ultimate super-sedan: The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA. The original plan was to introduce it at the 2020 Geneva International Motor show but, as you know, the coronavirus has put a stop to that event.

The are many images floating on the interwebs featuring what looks like the most badass Giulia likely to ever be built. The more sedate version includes flared fenders, large air intakes up front, different wheels, centrally-mounted dual exhaust pipes surrounded by a huge rear diffuser, an integrated rear spoiler, and more. And there’s more as some images show a “GTAm” with a minimal interior, race bucket seats, and a massively tall rear decklid spoiler.

From the Press Release: “The work done to reduce vehicle weight has been meticulous and it has reaped particularly impressive results, with a total weight reduction of 220 lb, thanks to the adoption of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber for the driveshaft, hood, roof, front bumper, front wheel arches, rear wheel arch inserts and, on the GTAm, the shell of the specific sporting seats with 6-point Sabelt safety belts. Further, lightweight aluminum is used in the engine, doors and suspension systems, and various other composite materials are used throughout,” “The result is a weight set around 3,350 lb which, combined with the increase in power to 540 hp, brings the weight/power ratio to an excellent level, 6.2 lb/hp, making Giulia GTA and GTAm capable of delivering extraordinary performance. Its acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is lightning fast – thanks to the Launch Control system, the chronometer stops at just 3.6 seconds,”

“The Giulia GTAm is the two-seater configuration approved for on-road use, with front splitter and larger visible rear wing in carbon, the ultimate expression of sportiness. In the GTA version, with the same power, Giulia offers four seats, no rear roll-bar; spoiler and splitter optimized for daily use on the road; the same door panels, seats, and windows as those of the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The result is a veritable supercar for everyday use.”

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – Alfa Romeo/Facebook

Chassis improvements and tuning are expected to be part of the package considering the projected 600-horsepower output from the Ferrari-derived twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 which, in the Quadrifoglio, produces a very healthy 505-horsepower.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA will make its world premiere debut at 4:30 PM CET or in less than two hours from now.

Source: Alfa Romeo Facebook

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – Alfa Romeo

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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