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Hot Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Tested By F1 Team Drivers

The Giulia GTA project is a serious one as proven by its association with Sauber Group AG


  • Most of the aerodynamics developed with the aid of the racers.

  • The Giulia GTA and GTAm are about as hardcore as any street-legal car has a right to be.

  • World Champion Kimi Räikkönen was involved.


The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm are closing in on being ready to take on all would-be ultra-high performance sedans. In order to maximize the efficiency of the car’s aerodynamics, Alfa Romeo called upon its long-standing relationship with Sauber and two of its ORLEN Formula 1 drivers, Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi for some fine-tuning.

Sauber is no stranger to racing as it boasts a half-century of experience, 27 of them in F1, and it also happens to own its own wind tunnel. This is where much of the car’s aerodynamic components were developed. From here, Sauber Engineering produced most of the carbon fibre elements for the GTA and GTAm.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm | Photo: Alfa Romeo

The cars were taken to the Balocco Proving Ground where all Alfa Romeo sports cars have undergone development and testing since the 1960s. This is when and where Räikkönen and Giovinazzi were tasked with the final tweaking and fine-tuning of the GTA and GTAm. The F1 drivers analyzed the changes made to the car and gave an account of their impressions on the track.

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA limited edition is based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Its twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 has been upgraded to now produce 540 horsepower. The GTAm further benefits from a weight reduction of 100kg.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm | Photo: Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm | Photo: Alfa Romeo

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