What a difference 55 years makes juxtaposition of Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, 1965 and Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, 2020. Alfa Romeo have revealed a new track-focused version of the new generation Giulia based on the Quadrifoglio and fitted with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 litre V6 Bi-Turbo engine, now with 540hp. Use of lightweight materials gives a reduction of 100kg compared to the Quadrifoglio. The new Giulia will be available as a limited edition in two versions (500 of each), the GTA and GTAm which features racing seats, roll-bar and six-point seat belts.
The ‘A’ in GTA stands for “Alleggerita,” Italian for lightweight. The original GTA featured a 1.6 litre TOHC 4 cylinder engine that produced 113hp for the stradale (road) version and 170hp for the race car.
I am thrilled to see one of my most lusted after monikers reborn by one one my favorite companies… the beautiful and mighty GTAm !!! Oh, yes, Virginia, I am smiling BIGLY!
Even though I can no longer drive, not that I could afford either of them, it is wonderful to know that the GTAm is still out there vanquishing lesser conveyeances left and right.
Alfa Romeo da tutto il mondo, baby!