Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA: Is it Worth the Price Tag


Alex Barbarisi, Staff Writer

Alfa Romeo is one of the oldest and most decorated Italian car company that dates back to 1910.  Alfa Romeo sold cars in the U.S. up until 1995 where they discontinued all of their vehicles in both the Americas.  It wasn’t until 2017 where they introduced their new generation of the Giulia to the U.S. market.  Today they sell the Giulia and their SUV Stelvio to the U.S. market.

Just last month Alfa Romeo announced their newest trim for the Giulia, the Giulia GTA.  The GTA trim will come with 35 more horsepower than the already really fast Giulia Quadrifoglio to total 540 horsepower.  The GTA is also 220 lbs lighter than the relatively light Quadrifoglio.  To get 220 lbs out of the Quadrifoglio all the fenders, bumpers, and even the drive shaft are all carbon fiber.  Other changes include full racing bucket seats, harnesses, and a factory body kit on the Quadrifoglio platform.  Only 500 units of the GTA will be built and it has not yet been confirmed the GTA will be sold in the USA.  The GTA will join the same market as the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 as they are both limited number high performance versions of a luxury sedan around the $150,000-$200,000 range.

This GTA trim sounds like a step up from the Quadrifoglio, but also comes with a msrp of $155,000, more than twice as much as the Quadrifoglio.  In my opinion, the GTA is not worth the price, as you can easily convert a Quadrifoglio into a essentially a GTA for a fraction of the price.  However, compared to the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the GTA is the better buy as you are getting a much better looking and lighter car with basically a $50,000 discount.