Domenico Bagnasco has worked on all of Alfa Romeo’s high performance cars in recent years. No matter whether 4C, 8C or the Quadrifoglio Verde variants. And when Domenico picks up the phone, calls the design department and asks designer Alessandro “more air”, he knows what to do. Then elegantly large openings are installed in the front so that the engine and brakes get their air.
This is what happened with the latest and sharpest expansion stage of the Giulia from Alfa Romeo, the Giulia GTA and GTAm. Those who know the brand know, of course, that something like this has happened before. In the mid-1960s, a Giulia became a GTA or GTAm for the first time. These were slimmed-down versions (GTA stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita) that were designed for use in motorsport.
Based on the Quadrifoglio, which is not exactly weak either, more horsepower has been tickled out. The twin-turbo V6 delivers 540 hp. At the same time, around 100 kilograms of weight have been saved. The Giulia accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and it does so with a very emotional sound. This is also ensured by the titanium exhaust system from Akrapovic.