Following the global reveal of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm in late 2020, a select number of Australian collectors and racing enthusiasts have secured one of the 18 limited vehicles, through a tailored consultation process following expressions of interest.

GTA stands for “Gran Turismo Alleggerita”, with alleggerita being the Italian term for “lightened”.

Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the 2.9 V6 bi-turbo engine produces 397kW. The extensive use of ultra-light materials means the GTA and GTAm can acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Alfa Romeo’s engineers have further improved the aerodynamics and handling. The Alfa Romeo GTA and GTAm sit on new design 20-inch wheel rims with a single locking nut.

The titanium Akrapovic central exhaust system is said to deliver an unmistakable sound. We’ve yet to hear one, but given the Italians love of all type of sound be they vocal or mechanical we can’t wait to hear it.

“What makes this vehicle truly unique is the personalisation offered to the 18 fortunate Australians who will soon own a special piece of Alfa Romeo history, being one of the 500 vehicles produced globally,” said Tom Noble, Director, Marketing Communications for Alfa Romeo.

“As part of the exclusive global program, the 18 Australian owners will receive a certified, numbered vehicle, and will further have the opportunity to personalise their GTA.

“Reminiscent of the spirit of the 1965 Giulia GTA, customers will select the liveries, the brake calipers, the interior stitching, seat belts and even the roll bar for those who’ve secured a GTAm. It’s a truly special experience.”

The majority of Australian orders have been placed for the GTAm specification, with a limited number of the GTA also reserved, with expected delivery to commence late 2021.

Alfa Romeo customers who’ve purchased the GTA will receive the gift of an Alfa Romeo GTA racing helmet and car cover, while GTAm customers will receive a full Alfa Romeo GTA racing suit kit, including racing suit, gloves, boots, helmet and car cover.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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