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After a promising season with Alfa Romeo, Valtteri Bottas enters his second year with the Italian team looking to go one better than last year and finish tenth in the drivers’ standings.

As you know, Formula 1 drivers also have the opportunity to drive exceptional cars every day, and generally the best from the manufacturers they represent.

And what is the best thing about Alfa Romeo? Giulia GTAm of course. So Valtteri Bottas got his very own Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm at the Stellantis & You showroom in Turin, Italy. Jean-Philippe Imparato, Alfa Romeo CEO, and Cristiano Fiorio, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Principal, were present at the event.

The most sporty Alfa Romeo at the moment

As a reminder, under the hood of the Giulia GTA and GTAm we find a 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 made of aluminum. We already know it, as it brings to life the Giulia QV as well as the Stelvio QV. Power increased to 540 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower more than the standard Giulia QV. With this power, the Giulia GTA offers a power-to-weight ratio 2.82 kg/hp.

An exercise from 0 to 100 km/h is added 3.6 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds better than the Giulia QV. True, on paper the difference is not impressive, but Alfa Romeo promises an even more efficient car thanks, in particular, to a revised suspension and many improved elements.

Save any changes you’ve made 100 kg compared to the Giulia QV. The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA can carry four passengers, while its GTAm version can only carry two people. It was this last, more radical version that Valtteri Bottas chose. The rear seat was removed and replaced with a roll bar. It is for this reason that the Giulia GTAm is more intended for track use, even if it is allowed to drive on the open road.

All copies are already sold out

Limited to just 500 copies in Europe, all numbered and certified, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm were available to order for €143,000 and €147,000 ex-tax across Europe, or €171,600 and €176,400 including tax in France .

Valtteri Bottas will take part in the second Grand Prix of the season in Saudi Arabia this weekend and will be hoping to do better than the eighth place he finished in Bahrain a few days ago.

Author: Yann Lethuyer
Source: Auto Plus

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