The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio didn't need a performance version and yet the Italians have gone on and reincarnated the iconic GTA nameplate.
Limited to just 500 units, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is a lighter and faster version of the already quick Giulia Quadrifoglio. Built to celebrate 110 years of Alfa Romeo, the new Giulia GTA boasts some upgrades to give it a hardcore track focus. Think of this as Alfa Romeo's answer to the BMW M4 GTS and Jaguar XE Project 8.
The 2.9-litre biturbo V6 sourced from Ferrari has been given some tweaks, with power now rated at 403 kW, from 375 kW and 600 Nm. There's a new Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, identified by the large central exhausts. Performance figures are decent, with a 0-100 kph of 3.6 seconds - a marked improvement over the standard car's 0-100 kph in a claimed 3.9 seconds.
The entire car has gone on a diet, losing around 100 kg thanks to the extensive use of even more carbon fibre, bringing the total weight to just over 1 500kg. The car boasts carbon fibre in the bonnet, wings, boot, bumpers and bucket seats. For those wanting even more, there's the crazier version called the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm, which removes the rear bench seats and replaces them with a roll cage. There's a carbon rear wing as well as an extended front splitter for more aerodynamic effects and inside are full racing harnesses. It's essentially a stripped-out but street-legal racecar.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia's suspension has been uprated too, with engineers widening the track by 50 mm and there are new springs, shocks and bushes. The cabin gets a new-look steering wheel design made from, you guessed it, carbon fibre and there's plenty of Alcantara splashed across the interior.