The BMW M4 GTS looks tame in comparison.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and the even more hardcore GTAm are works of limited edition art that are destined to become collector's items in the not-too-distant future. The base price is an already insane $193,000, and with only 500 GTAs being produced, the limited availability will send prices soaring on the second-hand market. Is it worth it, against other ultra-focused track machines like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8? Well that's up to the buyers, we suppose; but the aggressive styling and ferocity of the 540-horsepower twin-turbo V6 has won us over before the first units have even been delivered. But we can't help but wonder what the world would be like if there were a two-door Giulia GTAm coupe, and thanks to Car Lifestyle on Instagram, we don't have to imagine anymore.
Previous renders of a two-door derivative didn't really do the car justice, simply erasing the rear-door shut lines but leaving the proportions ultimately unaltered. The render from Car Lifestyle goes a little further, with a more aggressive slope to the roofline and lengthier front doors that better suit the coupe profile. They've even massaged a bit more muscle from the body, and while the rear wheel arches are still carbon fiber extensions instead of remolded fenders, the front end gets a more prominent splitter, the front air intakes get dual gill-like setups in front of the wheels, and the fenders feature more prominent venting as well.
With Alfa Romeo scaling back on plans to build a 6C or 8C supercar, as well as the likelihood of a Giulia Quadrifoglio-based GTV now almost gone, renders like these are as close as we'll get to seeing a hardcore Alfa coupe.
Still, the sedan is hardcore enough, with a 3.6-second 0-60 mph sprint. In GTAm guise, it gets extra aerodynamic bits like the gorgeous carbon fiber wing developed by the Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula 1 team, and with more grip, more downforce, and more power, the 7:32 Nurburgring lap time set by the standard Giulia Quadrifoglio is bound to be demolished when the GTAm gets a turn to go around the famed green hell.