The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Behold Alfa Romeo’s latest attempt at joining the likes of the 5 Series, XF, and E-Class in executive saloon class domination.
First, there was the Big Bang. Hydrogen atoms formed and amassed to form stars. Stars forged heavier elements, and upon their death, spewed their enriched guts across the universe. These elements have manifested into everything you know and love, including you, and most recently, the Giulia Quadrifoglio; Alfa Romeo’s latest attempt at joining the likes of the 5 Series, XF, and E-Class in executive saloon class domination.
It’s been a long time now since the 159 was axed, and since then, Alfa Romeo has been busy forging prestige, performance, and austerity from said star-dust, and the result is something worth acknowledgement.
The heart of the Quadrifoglio is a Ferrari-derived all-aluminum 90-degree 2.9 liter Bi-Turbo V6 engine that beats 505 hp of life into it, granting 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a top speeds of 191mph. The engine itself is made entirely of aluminium, and so it’s powerful, yet lightweight, and features an ‘Advanced Efficiency Mode’, whereby the 2.9 V6 engine can operate on only three active cylinders, allowing for a combination of extraordinary performance and efficiency.
The exterior features seductive styling, with the iconic ‘Trilobe’ grille, the aggressive hood design and prominent beltlines along the sides, whilst the extensive use of carbon fibre on the roof, hood, rear spoiler and sideskirts speak volumes of it prominent racing spirit. Who knew star-dust could do such a good job at provoking the senses whilst remaining unmistakably Alfa Romeo.