Alfa Romeo Australia “pushing” to bring the hardcore Giulia GTA to local showrooms as the new flagship in its mid-size sedan line-up.
Speaking to media at the launch of the updated
Giulia line-up, Alfa Romeo director of product strategy Guillaume Drelon said: “We are working on it; we are pushing to get it to Australia.”
“It’s not yet confirmed, but it’s something we’re working on. Seriously,” he said.
Giulia GTA was revealed back in March this year to celebrate Alfa Romeo’s 110th anniversary, and is limited to just 500 units split between the GTA and GTAm, the latter of which is the track-focused version.
Under the vented bonnet sits the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 found in the Quadrifoglio, but tuned to 402kW (up from 375kW) thanks to higher boost pressure, new pistons and a centre-exit Akrapovic exhaust.
Torque figures are yet to be revealed, but the Quadrifoglio tops out at 600Nm.
The GTA also sheds around 100kg in weight thanks to a carbon-fibre bonnet, roof, front bumper and wheelarches for a zero-to-100km/h sprint in 3.6 seconds – 0.3s quicker than the Quadrifoglio.
The GTAm goes a step further and ditches the rear seats, while also swapping out the side and rear glass for polycarbonate.
Handling has also been improved with new suspension, a widened front and rear track, active front splitter, larger rear diffuser and GTAm-exclusive huge rear wing.
If the Giulia GTA were to arrive in Australia, expect a pricetag north of the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s $138,950 before on-road costs figure.