Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Reimagined In Mid-Engine Supercar Rendering
Looks like centuries ago, but Alfa revealed the Giulia GTAm in early March. It’s a four-door super sedan that takes the Giulia GTA and makes it less practical by offering it with just two seats, six-point harnesses and a roll bar. How would you make it more impractical? Turn it into a mid-engined supercar, of course, although in the case of the GTAm you only understand trunk space.
The reverse layout rendering is from Carlifestyle on Facebook, which has a new rendering of a mid-engined Giulia GTAm. The basis of the Alfa is the Ferrari 488 Pista. You can see the resemblance between the greenhouse and the rear fenders with the plugs. The differences are in the front and back, both ends borrowing from the GTAm.
The Ferrari carries the sporty front of the Giulia with the triangular grille upside down and wide grips. It all hinges on a face flanked by the sedan’s headlights. The reworked package fits surprisingly well. The Alfas have a distinct frontal look with the grille, and that doesn’t always translate well into a new design, but it works well in the render.
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While the GTAm is getting an updated version of the company’s 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, it may not produce enough oomph for the mid-engined version. The mill produces 533 horsepower (398 kilowatts) in the sedan, which is abundant in most applications. However, for reference, the Pista produces 711 hp (530 kW) from its 3.9-liter V8. The mid-engined Alfa may require an upgrade.
A mid-engined Alfa Romeo isn’t coming anytime soon. FCA CEO Mike Manley said late last year on a earnings conference call that the automaker would “dramatically reduce” the brand’s new portfolio due to reduced spending. This appears to have included the GTV and mid-engined 8V, as rumors from 2019 suggest that Alfa has put these new models on the shelves.