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Lightweight four-door flagship officially taken off sale as final order placed

All 500 units of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA super-saloon are now spoken for, following the brand's confirmation that the final order has been taken.

"To all intents and purposes, the Giulia GTA is now a collector’s car", the firm said, although it added that it will keep the reservations list open in case of any cancelled orders. 

The Giulia GTA is the most powerful road car Alfa Romeo has built, and - with a starting price of €176,500 (£153,300) for the standard car and €181,500 (£157,700) for the stripped-out Giulia GTAm variant - the most expensive, too. The limited-run 8C Competizione supercar, production of which finished in 2010, carried a £112,000 price. 

The GTA takes its power from the same twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine as the Quadrifoglio, but calibration tweaks and the addition of a titanium Akrapovic exhaust help to boost its output from 503bhp to 533bhp, bringing the 0-62mph sprint time down from 3.9secs to 3.6secs and boosting top speed to 191mph. They’re also claimed to give the car a unique soundtrack.

In addition to the power hike, the GTA benefits from a 100kg weight loss, courtesy of a bonnet, a roof panel, a front bumper, front wheel arches, rear arch inserts and a driveshaft made from carbonfibre. Aluminium and composite materials feature elsewhere on the car in order to further reduce kerb weight.

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The GTA is also claimed to perform better in corners than the Quadrifoglio, thanks to a bespoke suspension set-up and a 50mm-wider track at both the front and rear.

Visual differences from the Quadrifoglio include a Formula 1-inspired active aero package comprising a larger front splitter, a carbonfibre rear diffuser and a rear wing. There are also 20in centre-lock wheels and Alcantara-trimmed interior panels.

Like the similarly conceived Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the GTA is also available in hardcore track-focused guise, with the rear seats making way for a roll bar. Called the GTAm, it remains road-legal but swaps its front seats for race items with carbonfibre bases and six-point harnesses, gains a much larger spoiler and can crack the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.6sec.

The GTA badge first appeared on a racing version of the 1965 Giulia Sprint, which used an all-aluminium bodyshell to weigh just 745kg, giving it an edge in motorsport and becoming one of the world’s most revered sports saloons.


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Peter Cavellini 1 October 2021

Are they all left hand drive?, I always think that, when there a limited run like this (500) , why isn't it 50/50 250 LHD and 250 RHD?, surely some would prefer the Steering wheel to be on the side there Country drives on?

BlahBlah43 1 October 2021
Any car in limited numbers sells out in hopes of it being an investment. If the new NSX Type S can sell out, anything can. Rich people need to put there money somewhere
Peter Cavellini 30 September 2021

All sold, lucky blighters!, but, with the EV power now putting huge amounts of power and instant torque, the speed thing is largely irrelevant, EV' s are already beating two seconds to sixty, the need for speed is gone, it's too easy now, but how it drives, goes round corners etc? , but at the moment is the preserve of cars like this Alfa.