You remember the new ones Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm, the most extreme sedans in the Alfa Romeo range? Well, for all those who dreamed of a Giulia GTA I have bad news: the Casa del Biscione has sold all 500 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm units in just over 6 months from the opening of orders. Not only that: Alfa has also published the sales details of its hyper-sedans, which allow us to discover that around the world, and especially in Japan, they have been really loved …
Fast, powerful and extreme: Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm are the high point of the Giulia project
We have already talked extensively about the splendid Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm in March, on the occasion of the official presentation of the two models. Based on the already exciting Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio, as in the 70s the GTA and GTAm versions they take performance, sportiness and speed to a higher level. The starting point is the same as the sedan with the green four-leaf clover on the firewall.
Giorgio platform with rear-wheel drive, carbon propeller shaft (common across the Giulia range) and 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Under the hood, then, beats the 2.9 V6 biturbo developed in collaboration with Ferrari which, however, receives a nice injection of power. From the 510 of the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Giulia GTA goes well 540 CV, for a net increase of 30 HP thanks also to the double central exhaust by Akrapovic, noisy and much freer than the original one. The Giulia GTA also earns 50 mm widened track, oversized carbon ceramic brakes and rims with central single nut, a rarity among sports sedans. The picture is completed by a more pronounced front splitter, a small rear wing and seats in carbon fiber. Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm takes this already excellent foundation and improves it.
Like? By reducing the weight. The modified GTA in fact it even does without the rear seats, replaced by a rollcage, a fire extinguisher and a helmet net. The front seats gain more support thanks to the six-point seat belts, and the rear windows and rear window are made of Lexan. The result? A weight less than 100 kg compared to the already light standard Giulia Quadrifoglio, stopping the scale at 1,520 kg. To make the aesthetics even more extreme, therear wing developed by the Sauber Formula 1 team, which brings the Alfa Romeo brand to the track with Raikkonen and Giovinazzi, and an even bigger and more powerful front splitter. On both Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm, the legendary Quadrifoglio and the logo of theAutodelta, historic Arese workshop that developed the original Giulia GTA and GTAm in 1965.
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm sales map: beloved in Japan, will also be seen in Australia and the USA
The picture we have made is therefore of two sedans to say the least extreme, sporty and exciting, which, moreover, have been thought of as slimited erie. Alfa Romeo has indeed produced 500 total units Giulia GTA and GTAm in the Ciociaro plant in Cassino, sold in all the countries where Alfa Romeo is present. And it is appropriate to say that these Giulia GTA and GTAm were real world cars, appreciated all over the world.
In fact, in fact, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm had been designed and intended exclusively for the EMEA market (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Despite this, however, the success of the spicy Giulia also reached other continents. In fact, Alfa Romeo has released sales figures for its 500 specimens, giving several surprises. Of the 500 units produced, 341 between Giulia GTA and GTAm have found a home between Europe and the Middle East, their original market, at a price between 175 and 185,000 euros. Otto then they ended up in South Africa, where the price list touched the equivalent of 250,000 euros. And the other 151? 40 special Giulia have found a home in China, where the price well exceeded 200,000 euros.
And China is the only external market to share the left-hand drive configuration with EMEA. Despite the fact that the Giulia GTA and GTAm were produced exclusively with left-hand drive, even buyers from right-hand drive countries have made false papers for them. More precisely, Alfa Romeo has sold 5 Giulia GTA and GTAm in New Zealand and 18 in Australia. This brings us to 23 GTA and GTAm in Oceania. A great success for a car with wrong driving, but beaten by another market where the Italians are very popular: the Japan.
In fact, in the Rising Sun, the culture for Italian cars is very strong. A huge group of Japanese enthusiasts adore our cars, from small cars such as FIAT Panda and Lancia Ypsilon to sports cars such as the Delta Integrale and, today, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm. The Japanese branch of Alfa has in fact sold 88 units between GTA and GTAm, a crazy number counting only the drive on the left. In addition, their price was almost a bargain, with a starting base of € 158,000 for the GTA.
The future as a collation car of Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm
Already at the presentation, Alfa Romeo had explained how it saw these Giulia GTA and GTAm not only as the highest point of the Giulia project. With the decision to produce only 500 combined units, in fact, Alfa has chosen the strategy I sell little, but well. These special sedans have in fact become orobject of the desire of collectors, Alfists and enthusiasts from all over the world. An audience that is good for the brand, and good for these two models.
With these buyers, in fact, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm have become instant classic, already cult cars as soon as they left the factory. In the next few years seeing a GTA on the street will be an event, and in the decades to come it will almost certainly become one of the stars of exhibitions, auctions and competitions around the world. A future as a collector’s car already written for the two most extreme Alphas. A destiny that could bring the two GTAs to be remembered forever, but that could take away from the owners the opportunity to drive them every day or on the track, for fear of losing precious value.
This is one of the most common debates in the automotive world: does it make sense to freeze collector cars to maintain their prices? I think it’s a shame not to take advantage of the work of technicians, engineers and testers to make these two sedans the most beautiful to drive on the market. However, this is one of the most personal discussions there is. For this, I ask directly to butter. What do you think? Are you more likely to keep a car untouched to maintain its value or would you rather enjoy it without worries? Let me know below in the comments!