In its 80+ year history, Ferrari never produced a 4-door sedan. Yes, there was the Ferrari Pinin in 1980, but it was built by Pininfarina on the 400GT chassis as a one-off concept to celebrate the design studio’s 50th anniversary. Although the studio did have talks with Enzo Ferrari to turn it into a series-production model, it—for reasons beyond our understanding—remained a one-off concept. And so, the Ferrari VIPs and fans never got a chance to add a prancing horse-branded 4-door sedan into their garage.
That was until 2015 when Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulia sedan with a version powered by a Ferrari-built 2.9L twin-turbo V6. The 375 kW (510 metric hp) Giulia Quadrifoglio is still on sale and I think it’s the closest you can get to owning a 4-door Ferrari sedan.
In 2020, Alfa Romeo revealed the Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm as part of the brand’s 100th-anniversary celebrations. The models were limited to 500 units worldwide. The 2.9L V6 biturbo engine offered 397 kW or 540 metric hp here, which is 30 metric hp more than the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The GTAm—in particular—boasted a weight reduction of about 100 kg (220 lbs) compared with the Quadrifoglio.
And, one of the proud owners of this special Ferrari disguised as Alfa Romeo is Finnish F1 driver Valtteri Bottas who recently took the delivery of his Giulia GTAm at the Stellantis & You showroom in Turin, Italy. Bottas’ GTAm is finished in the launch color of Etna Red. In case you didn’t know, Bottas now drives for the Alfa Romeo F1 team, powered by Ferrari, of course.
“I love the Alfa Romeo brand. It is an honor for me to be an ambassador of the brand and now become a customer and owner of one of the 500 Giulia GTAs. It’s technically an excellent vehicle, realized in collaboration with Sauber Engineering by leveraging the expertise and technical know-how that comes directly from Formula 1, but for us car and motorsport enthusiasts, it represents so much more. It revives one of the legends of motorsport, the 1965 Giulia GTA, and perfectly embodies the brand’s DNA, passion for motorsport, driving pleasure and a unique and distinctive styling appeal,” said Bottas.
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