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Alfa Romeo selects Alcantara for interiors of its GTA and GTAm

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.

About Alcantara S.p.A. — www.alcantara.com

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’s Umbria region (Terni).

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