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Alfa Romeo Giulia eyes the Germans


IT HAS been quite some time since the iconic Alfa badge has adorned a super saloon that has the potential to take on the likes of the BMW M3/M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. However, recently the Italian car producer took the covers off the Quadrifoglio Verde(QV) version of its anticipated Giulia and on paper at least, it has us salivating at the Autodealer office.

Does it have the power?

In a word, yes. It packs a Ferrari-tuned aluminium twin-turbocharged V6 under the hood with approximately 375kW on tap, the same as the ‘S’ version of the C63 AMG. Alfa claims  a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive model, making this car a benchmark in its segment. This has been achieved by keeping weight down with the use of aluminium and carbon fibre on strategic parts of the car.

Performance goodies

The new  model will feature an advanced suspension setup with a steering, described by its makers as,  “...the most direct steering on the market.” To help reign in the performance are things like Torque Vectoring, a rear differential, an Integrated Brake System for reduced braking distance and an Active Aero Splitter for high-speed downforce management.

The drama

As with any performance car and especially Alfa Romeo, there are two prerequisites that need to be in place: it must sound good and it must look dramatic. Judging by the video that’s been released along with the press images, we can safely say that this car ticks both of these boxes.

Watch the video below

Not just a performance car

Yes, the show car in QV-guise is the show stopper however, if one delves deeper into the range we see a car that could potentially spell a proper return for the brand, which now also has a redesigned logo. The lower end of the range that will take on the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Jaguar XE could be be the bread-and-butter car the brand desires.


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