Shmee Checks Out The Bonkers Alfa Romeo Giula GTAm And Its Two Seats
Alfa Romeo unveiled the dynamic Giulia GTA and GTAm duo about five months ago, but we haven’t heard much about super sedans since then. With the exception of those retro-flavored liveries and exorbitant price details, the Gran Turismo Alleggerita hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Fortunately, YouTuber Shmee had the chance to shoot a presentation video with arguably the most hardcore four-door car ever to come from Italy.
He didn’t settle for a “base” GTA, as he got to experience the even more intense GTAm, which takes the track-focused sedan credentials up a notch. The most obvious change from the classic GTA is the removal of the rear seat in the same vein as the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 with the optional Track Pack. It’s still completely road legal, despite the gain of a beefy front splitter and a larger rear spoiler bathed in carbon fiber.
Go for the GTAm and Alfa Romeo will throw a racing suit on the two racing helmets that come with the regular variant. Speaking of which, you will notice that there are custom moldings on the back where you will normally find the seats. They are there to store helmets and a fire extinguisher in case of a problem.
Without rear seats, Alfa Romeo installed the most basic rear door maps with the aim of reducing as much weight as possible. Even the front door handles were replaced with straps, while Lexan was used for the side and rear windows. Overall, you envision a 100 kilogram (220 lb) weight reduction, with the GTAm tipping the scales at a remarkably low weight of 1520 kg (3351 pounds).
Beyond the wider body and stripped-down interior, the top-of-the-line Giulia models also have 20-inch center-locking wheels and an Akrapovič titanium exhaust system with center-mounted end caps. The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 sounds absolutely bonkers and perfectly matches the sedan’s menacing look, not to mention the power of 540 horsepower.
With all that power going exclusively to the rear wheels in a car that has undergone draconian revs, it’s easy to imagine the Giulia GTA will be a real hoot. Only 500 units are planned for production, with prices starting at € 176,500 for the GTA and € 181,500 for the GTAm. Converted to US dollars, you are considering $ 208,000 and $ 214,000, respectively. Ouch.