Motoring News: Alfa Romeo gives birth to a new legend

Returning to their origins: Power alone is not enough. Credit: Twitter

THE Alfa Romeo brand renews its myth with a return to its origins, resurrecting one of the legends of motor racing and a milestone in its history: the Giulia GTA.
The new Giulia GTA is technically and conceptually inspired by the 1965 Giulia GTA developed by Autodelta starting from the Giulia Sprint GT which collected sporting successes all over the world.

The Giulia GTA is immediately recognizable thanks to an exclusive characterization not only aesthetically but also functional to performance. Alfa Romeo engineers have worked to improve aerodynamics and handling, but above all to reduce weight.

Active aerodynamics were specifically designed to increase the aerodynamic load. Handling has been improved by widening the front and rear tracks by 50 mm and developing a new set of springs, shock absorbers and bushings for the suspension systems. As far as performance is concerned, the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine, made entirely of aluminium and capable of delivering as much as 510 bhp in its standard configuration, reaches 540 bhp on the Giulia GTA, thanks to the meticulous development and calibration work carried out by engineers, who are also able to optimise the positive impact of the adoption of the new Akrapović titanium central exhaust system with its unmistakable sound.

Power alone is not enough to guarantee extraordinary performance. Extremely accurate work on lightness has been taken to the extreme: the weight reduction amounts to around 100 kilograms thanks to the adoption of lightweight materials.

The result is a weight of 1,520 kg, which, thanks to the increase in power to 540 hp, brings the weight/power ratio to an excellent level, 2.82 kg/hp, making Giulia GTA best in class and able to express extraordinary performance. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is lightning fast. The result is a supercar for everyday use.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA will be built in a limited series of 500 units in total, numbered and certified, ready to flank its 1965 ancestor among the most desired collector’s items.

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