Local orders for the limited-edition Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm are now open, with less than 10 build slots allocated to South Africa.
“Fortunate owners will not only acquire a legendary performance car, but an equally tasty experience and package of accessories with it,” said the company.
The Giulia GTA is based on the current Giulia, with improved aerodynamics and handling, as well as reduced weight.
The range-topping Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio’s active aerodynamics systems were studied and modified for the GTA, with help from a Sauber Aerokit developed by the company’s Formula 1 division.
The body kit makes the side skirts, rear spoiler, and active front spoiler work together to significantly increase downforce.
Assisting with the increase in performance is the extensive use of aluminium in the engine bay, and the addition of a carbon fibre driveshaft, hood, roof, front bumper, wheel arches, and seat shells that save 100kg when compared to the Quadrifoglio.
“The result is a weight set around 1,580kg,” said the company.
Handling at high speeds was then improved by increasing track width by 50mm at both the front and rear, as well as developing new springs, shock absorbers, and suspension bushings.
In addition, the Akrapovic central exhaust outlet is now integrated into the carbon fibre rear diffuser – and the 20-inch centre-locking wheels make their debut on a sedan from this brand for the first time.
Powering the GTA and GTAm is a 2.9-litre, V6, bi-turbo petrol engine delivering 390kW and upwards of 600Nm.
Drive is handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing these sports sedans to reach 100km/h in 3.6 seconds.
The Giulia GTA models were not only tweaked in the performance department – they also received an extensive interior redesign.
The familiar Giulia look remains, but trims on the dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars, and central seat inserts are now Alcantara.
The “standard” GTA then offers four seats and a splitter and spoiler optimised for daily road use – along with the door panels, seats, and windows of the current Quadrifoglio.
The GTAm features a two-seater configuration, a roll cage in the rear, no door panels or rear seats, and a larger front splitter and rear spoiler .
“Alcantara is used even more extensively on the GTAm version, where the rear bench has been removed, leaving room for a fully upholstered basin, hosting specific mouldings designed to hold helmets and a fire extinguisher,” said Alfa Romeo.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm will be built in a limited run of 500 units, with South African buyers receiving a tailored handover process from the company.
Along with taking delivery of the car, each owner will get a personalised driver’s kit comprising a Bell Helmet, an Alpinestars racing suit, and a personalised car cover.
The South African pricing for the new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA line-up is as follows:
- Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – R3,999,900
- Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm – R4,299,900
The units will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, said the company.