Alfa Romeo GTAm: less weight, more wing

  • Two high performance Giulia GTA and GTAm models
  • Top car has more power, less weight, big wing
  • Back seats deleted in lieu of more helmet space

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio not exciting enough to look at or drive for you? First of all: how? And second of all, here is the solution.

In the time honoured tradition of souping up a road car this Italian saloon now features more power, less weight and a more aggressive bodykit. Plus, depending on version no rear seats.

There’s a choice of the four-seat everyday super car Giulia GTA or the track day focussed Giulia GTAm complete with roll-bar, fire extinguisher and six-point harness.

Two special editions

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm front

Both cars have been on a 100kg diet thanks to more lightweight materials, including carbonfibre in the body panels, and aluminium in the engine, doors and suspension.

Sitting on 20-inch centrelock alloys the front and rear track have been widened by 50mm, with new springs, shock absorbers and bushings.

While the GTA has a more day-to-day bodykit and uses the same door panels, seats and windows as the standard car, the GTAm features a much larger front splitter plus a carbonfibre rear wing and diffuser. And Lexan polycarbonate resin windows, like a race car.

More power under the bonnet

Both cars use the same twin-turbo, 2.9-litre V6 as the standard Giulia Quadrifoglio but 540hp has been liberated (up 30hp) and there’s an Akrapovič titanium exhaust running through the rear diffuser.

The result? 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds (faster by three tenths) and an engine note that we haven’t heard yet but suspect is quite soul-stirring.

Much more focused interior

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm interior

The GTA features four seats and a full set of interior panels, with much more Alcantara than the standard car – on the dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars and the seats.

Turning the heat up even further, the GTAm only has two seats (carbonfibre backed buckets with race harnesses) while the rear bench has a sculpted section to store your protective clothing.

That’ll include the Bell helmet in GTA livery and Alpinestars suit, gloves and shoes that Alfa Romeo is giving away with the car. That goes some way to making up for the lack of door panels and handles – you pull a material strap to open the door in the GTAm.

What this means for you

Well unless you’re lucky enough to purchase one of the 500 models in this limited run then presumably it’ll mean you’ll have a new collector’s item to store in a garage somewhere.

That’s a sad result for what is without doubt on of the coolest looking road cars we’ve seen for a long time.

Further reading

>> Alfa Romeo Giulia review

>> Audi RS 4 Avant vs Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

>> We drive a Giulia Quadrifoglio over the Alps