The damage? Almost $200,000.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has already earned future classic status. From its charismatic V6 engine to its magical handling and its seductive styling, it really has everything going for it. This is why the Giulia GTA and GTAm - even more hardcore iterations of this wonderful sports sedan - have enthusiasts so excited. Alfa has now released European pricing for the GTA, giving the US an idea of what to expect if the most ferocious Giulia yet ever makes it here.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA will start off at €176,500 OTR, climbing to €181,500 for the GTAm. Converted to dollars, that works out to just over $193,000 and nearly $200,000 for the GTA and GTAm, respectively. For some perspective, the all-new Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $203,500.
What does that whopping outlay get you? Well, the revered GTA badge (Gran Turismo Allegerita) was seen way back on the Giulia Sprint GTA coupe in the 1960s, and points to significant weight-saving measures. Extensive use of carbon fiber has helped Alfa reduce the weight of the GTA by 220 pounds compared with the regular Giulia Quadrifoglio. The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 gets a bump up in output to 540 horsepower, slashing the 0-60 mph time down to only 3.6 seconds.
In the cabin, the dashboard, side pillars, glove compartment lid and part of the seats are covered in Alcantara, neatly complemented by matte carbon inlays. Red stitching is used on the steering wheel, seats, and gear shift lever, and overall, the interior looks like the perfect place to enjoy hours of hard driving. In the GTAm, even the rear seat has been tossed, with a roll bar in its place, even though it still has four doors. Maddening.
Along with news of European pricing, Alfa also released pictures of the GTA in various colors, including Rosso GTA (classic red), Verde Montreal (green), and Bianco Trofeo (white). Some cars have their noses painted in a different color to the rest of the car, and others have stripes running along the doors. We tried to find one that didn't look utterly fantastic and came up short.
Despite the sky-high price, we're sure that all 500 GTAs will be rapidly snapped up. Alfa has put the kind of race-bred engineering into this four-door sedan that's usually reserved for exotics from the likes of McLaren. Even BMW's outgoing M3 CS seems tame by comparison. Sadly, we may only ever be able to enjoy the GTA from afar, as it hasn't been confirmed for the local market.