30 September 2021

The GTA is back. Yup, the legendary acronym GTA has returned on the the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA. It stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita in which, crucially, Alleggerita means 'lightened'.

It's a heavily modified version of Alfa Romeo's Giulia Quadrifoglio, already our favourite super saloon car. Think of the GTA as the equivalent of a Jaguar XE SV Project 8 or the BMW M4 GTS

Only 500 will be built and there are actually two variants, the GTA and the GTAm. This is the latter, which is even more hardcore than the GTA because it has a roll cage where the rear seats used to be, race front seats with six point harnesses and has had even more weight removed. At a claimed 1540kg it's a full 100kg lighter than the QF. Full technical specifications are below.

The Giulia GTAm, says Alfa Romeo, is "a veritable supercar for everyday use". Is that so? Matt Prior takes it on a comprehensive road trip, from motorway to back road, to find out. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm specifications

Price £154,000 (approximate, depending on exchange rate - €176,500 GTA, or €181,500 GTAm) Engine V6, 2981cc, twin-turbo petrol Power 533bhp at 6500rpm Torque 443lb ft at 2500rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic Kerb weight 1540kg Top speed 191mph 0-62mph 3.6sec Economy 26.2mpg CO2 244g/km

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eseaton 30 September 2021
How refreshing to find an article about a car rather than an electric mobility appliance.
dickieb 5 October 2021

Would be improved if they jacked it up 6" and stuck a 1200kg battery under it.