News: Is Alfa Romeo Planning A 620hp Giulia GTA?

Is Alfa Romeo Planning A 620hp Giulia GTA?

By News Desk
January 31, 2020

If rumors circling the internet are to be believed, then we’re going to get a lot more excitement from Alfa Romeo coming in June with an even higher-performance Giulia sedan.

The Italian automaker turns 110 years old this year, and to celebrate, it’s going to have a series of events at its hometown of Milan on June 24. And those rumors suggest Alfa will unveil a Giulia GTA, a lightened and more powerful version of its current 503hp sedan. GTA stands for ‘Gran Tourismo Alleggerita’, and the last word is Italian for ‘lightened’. Sources from FCA suggest the newboy will weigh in around 20kg less than the current Giulia Quadrifoglio, probably with extensive use of carbon fiber.

On top of that, we can expect the power to bump up to an astounding 620hp with a massaging of the Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 under the hood (take that, BMW). It will allegedly only be available with an eight-speed ZF transmission and, if the chatter is to be believed, will only be available in limited numbers in Europe.

We should mention though that Alfa Romeo has repeatedly denied questions about a possible GTA unveil, so take these rumors with the proverbial grain of salt.

*Images courtesy of Alfa Romeo

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Dante Diaferia
Dante Diaferia
4 years ago

I think it is very sad that Alfa will not be producing a two door coupe based on the Giulia. To my mind coupes are the very DNA of Alfa.
I have been waiting years to replace my excellent Alfa GT with another Alfa coupe.. I feel so disappointed. This rumoured GTA will only be sold in very limited numbers, whereas I am sure a coupe with less powerful engines would be attainable to many more Alfa Romeo customers

Ben Bowering
Ben Bowering
4 years ago
Reply to  Dante Diaferia

Well said Dante. I too was excited when the leaks and announcements suggested the ‘GTV’ 2 door coupe was coming, and saddened when I heard it was being axed. Like you, I was looking to replace my 3.2V6 Brera, and now am unsure where to leap. I don’t need all the car of a Giulia or a Stelvio, and the 2 door format really suits me, and I have loved the 2 door Alfas of the past. I do hope they know they have some niche buyers, and that everyone STILL stops me and asks me about the Brera – it is good marketing for the brand.

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