Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm were introduced at the Autodelta Workshop on the Balocco Test Track, where the Giulia Sprint GTA, one of the most successful models in the brand’s history, was developed in the 1960s. The new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, the word Alleggerita, which means “lightened” in Italian, gives life to the 1965 Giulia GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerita), one of the legends of automobile history and one of the important milestones in the history of the brand. Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is also a return to the roots of the brand, which was founded 111 years ago, in the performance and touring world. Alfa Romeo began to receive orders for the limited edition Giulia GTA and GTAm versions, which are certified and numbered.
Accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds
Carbon fiber and composite components were used extensively to reduce the weight of the Giulia GTA. Designed with ultra-light materials and having a weight advantage of up to 100 kg compared to Giulia Quadrifoglio, Giulia GTA came to life with the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine that produces 540 HP. Giulia GTA delivers exceptional performance in terms of both lap time and acceleration on the track, and with the Launch Mode system, it reaches speeds from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.6 seconds.
Road holding increased
GTA and GTAm also have new air outlet ducts that increase road holding at high speeds. The aerodynamic solution in the Giulia GTAm is three times better than the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which was previously the benchmark in its class. The front track of the suspension system, developed to further improve the model’s handling, was increased by 25 mm and the rear track by 50 mm, and the front and rear suspension links were also renewed. Improvements in the suspension and steering system provide higher cornering speed and high speed stability without adversely affecting comfort on all road surfaces. The all-aluminum Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine, which produces 510 HP power in the Giulia Quadrifoglio, of the GTA, where the piston cooling system and piston rods have been revised to increase the performance of the engine, have been made to produce 540 HP power thanks to the improvements of Alfa Romeo engineers.
Excellent power-to-weight ratio
In Alfa Romeo Giula GTA, in addition to the light alloy roof and engine hood applied in the Giulia Quadrifoglio version, the use of light materials such as carbon fiber in the front fenders outside the front and rear bumpers, and the special carbon fiber one-piece sports seats, the total weight has been reduced by up to 100 kg. Again, within the framework of weight reduction measures, aluminum and similar light alloy materials were used extensively in the engine, suspension and doors, while polycarbonate was used in the side and rear window frames. The model, which demonstrates an even more impressive performance with 540 HP power with a significant reduction in weight, completes the acceleration of 0-100 km / h in only 3.6 seconds with the Launch Mode system. Unlike the GTA version, the Giulia GTAm version also offers an option with two seats and a roll bar suitable for road use. On the other hand, the GTA version stands out as a super sports car suitable for family use with its 5-seat interior.
F1 aerodynamics provided by Sauber Engineering
Alfa Romeo engineers used Sauber Engineering’s know-how and experience to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. The Swiss company, which has 50 years of experience in motorsport, 27 of which is F1, has a deep knowledge of aerodynamics and benefits from one of the most advanced wind tunnels in Europe. The Sauber team played a crucial role in optimizing the new Giulia GTA in terms of aerodynamics. Thanks to the manually adjustable front lip and rear spoiler, Giulia GTAm can be adapted to the wishes and expectations of the driver with different tracks. Again, the new air outlet ducts offered in GTA and GTAm versions contribute to the handling properties at high speeds. Thanks to improvements implemented by Alfa Romeo and Sauber technicians, the Giulia GTAm offers twice the aerodynamic efficiency compared to the Giulia GTA and three times compared to the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Alfa Romeo team pilots, Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi, participated in the work on the Balocco Test Track, where the carbon components integrated into the vehicles and the aerodynamic structures of the vehicles were tested. World-renowned pilots collected data on real road conditions by performing tests at the limits and worked closely with engineers to optimize aerodynamics and handling.