MILAN, Italy, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfa Romeo has chosen Alcantara for the interiors of its 2021 Giulia GTA and GTAm, two of the brand's legendary models produced in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Equipped with black Alcantara®, the Giulia GTA and GTAm feature a 540 HP, Ferrari-built 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. Production, scheduled to begin in June, will be limited to 500 units primarily for the European market.
Alcantara covers the dashboard, door panels, headliner, side pillars and the central trim on the seats of the GTA. The GTAm features an even more extensive use of the premium "Made In Italy" material. In place of rear seats, for example, the GTAm has Alcantara-lined compartments to store helmets and fire extinguishers.
Body-colored contrast stitching and an embroidered GTA logo in classic Alfa Romeo red complements the Alcantara dark upholstery and underlines Alfa Romeo's racing heritage.
Alcantara material is resistant to fading due to sunlight and abrasion. Applied to the GTA and GTAm dashboard, Alcantara's non-reflective surface also reduces glare and unnecessary driver distractions.
Non-slip Alcantara seating surfaces provide for lateral support during performance driving maneuvers. Alcantara also provides significant weight savings, when compared to other materials, as well as breathability.
Like Alfa Romeo, Alcantara is known as a "Made in Italy" brand that applies advanced technology without neglecting a love for detail in Italian craftmanship.
The Giulia GTA and GTam were developed in collaboration with Sauber Engineering and Alfa Romeo's Formula 1 drivers, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen. Weight savings of 220 - 529 pounds (100 - 240 kg) compared to their mid-range rivals allow the Alfa Romeo models to accelerate to 100 mph in 3.6 seconds. ZF supplies an eight-speed automatic transmission with driver selectable driving.
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents one of the leading Made in Italy brands. A registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the result of unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material offering an unparalleled combination of sensory, aesthetic, and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the chosen material for leading brands in numerous specialist fields: fashion and accessories, the automotive industry, interior design, home décor and consumer-electronics. These characteristics, together with a serious and proven commitment to the use of sustainable materials, allow Alcantara to express and define contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyles of those who love to enjoy everyday products to the full while respecting the environment. Since 2009 Alcantara is certified "Carbon Neutral", having defined, reduced and offset all the CO2 emissions deriving from its activity ("from cradle to grave"). To document the company's journey in this field, Alcantara conducts and publishes an annual Sustainability Report, certified by BDO and available for consultation on the company website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara also has production facilities and a research department in Nera Montoro in the heart of Italy'sUmbria region (Terni).