Alfa’s new Giulia GTA and GTAm are a pair of very angry owls.
GTA stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita (Grand Touring Lightened in English). To that end, the GTA loses 220 lbs of bulk from the existing Quadrifoglio thanks to a new titanium exhaust system and a ton (or not) of carbon fibre.
The new car’s hood, roof, fenders and front bumper are all made from the stuff, as is the massive new wing. The driveshaft’s even been replaced with a lighter carbon one. An active front splitter, side skirts, and bigger rear diffuser complete the aero upgrades and mean that the GTA should be pretty bloody handy around a racetrack.
Power goes up from 505 to 533 rampant Italian stallions while new springs, dampers, bushings, and an increased track width let the GTA make the most of its smaller weight and faster pace. The new car’s 0-60 time falls to 3.6 seconds and its top speed should be north of the Quadrifoglio’s 191 mph limit.
Want more/less? The GTAm takes things a step further by getting rid of the rear seats and adding a roll cage. Lexan windows replace the heavy glass ones at the sides and rear while the driver and passenger seats are replaced by carbon fibre buckets with six-point harnesses.
Production is limited to 500 cars and they’ll be very expensive. Think Mercedes Black and BMW CS.
James Walker is a freelance writer with a passion for four-wheeled things and twisty roads.