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March 14, 2023

F1 Driver Valtteri Bottas Collects His Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas is now a proud owner of an Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA. Bottas arrived at the brand’s Turin showroom where he collected his very own limited-edition sports sedan in GTA Red.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is the most powerful Alfa Romeo ever built and its production is just limited to just 500 units globally.

Cristiano Fiorio, Alfa Romeo F1 Manager: “This is a special moment for Alfa Romeo. Valtteri Bottas is an exceptional professional. A long career in F1 studded with 10 grand prix wins is evidence. His desire to join the inner and exclusive circle of Giulia GTA customers fills us with pride. In a world of business often driven by contractual obligations, today we are celebrating something different: Valtteri has shown us that sometimes passion drives our choices. Welcome Valtteri to the heart of Alfa Romeo.”

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo F1 Driver: “I'm clearly a lifelong car enthusiast. But most of all I love the Alfa Romeo brand. It is an honor for me to be an ambassador of the brand and now to become a customer, an owner of one of the 500 Giulia GTAs. It's a technically excellent vehicle, realized in collaboration with Sauber Engineering by leveraging the expertise and technical know-how that comes directly from Formula 1. For car and motorsport enthusiasts it represents so much more. It revives one of the legends of motorsports, the 1965 Giulia GTA, and perfectly embodies the brand's DNA, passion for motorsport, driving pleasure, and a unique and distinctive styling appeal.”

Based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Giulia GTA benefits from a weight reduction of up to 100 kilograms. And compared to its Quadrifoglio counterpart, its aerodynamics and handling have been improved, and its 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 has been uprated to 540 horsepower.

The reduced weight is thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber components and composite materials technology, some of which are derived directly from Alfa Romeo’s involvement in Formula 1 thanks to its partnership with Sauber Engineering.

Alfa Romeo engineers were able to benefit from the expertise and facilities of Sauber Engineering. The Swiss company, with more than 50 years of experience in motorsports, 27 years in F1, has gained in-depth know-how on aerodynamics thanks also to a proprietary wind tunnel that is among the most advanced in Europe. The Sauber team actively participated in the design, prototyping and manufacturing of aerodynamic components for the new Giulia GTA.

In the Philippines, at least one Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA has made its way courtesy of importer Petromax Enterprises. For interested buyers, you can contact them via email at sales [at] or via their land line: +63 917 326 8548. You can also drop them a line through their Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. GTA stands for Grand Theft Auto by the way.


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