The Italian marque kicks off with the GTA, which is inspired by the original 1965 model and has been tuned to have more power, better handling, a lighter weight and more efficient aerodynamics. As a result, the four-seater GTA now comes with a 2.9-liter V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine producing 540hp, as well as a new Akrapovič titanium central exhaust system.
Numerous exterior panels have been replaced with carbon fiber pieces, and even some of the car’s foundations such as the driveshaft have been given the carbon fiber lightweight treatment. Inside, you’ll find Alcantara on the dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars and the central trim on the seats — all coming together to save weight and add sportiness — while a new carbon fiber rear diffuser and 20-inch central-locking wheels all come together to save approximately 220 pounds on the original Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm takes its racing pedigree even more seriously, as while it features the same 540hp engine, it’ll also come with two front race seats, a roll-bar and six-point harnesses. Aerodynamics are improved further with a larger front splitter and a carbon-fiber rear wing, pushing the car into the tarmac at high speeds. A polycarbonate resin called Lexan replaces the traditional side and rear window frames to reduce the weight even more — coming together for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and the hardcore GTAm version will both be produced in a limited-to-500 unit run. Take a closer look at the new models in the gallery above.
Elsewhere in the automotive world, the Pininfarina Battista Anniversario has been officially unveiled.