Quadrifoglio Verde (or "QV") is a term that you may have heard before in reference to Alfa Romeo cars, but perhaps you have never known what it means. What features do Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde variants have that other Alfa Romeo cars don't? What makes them special? In this review, we will discuss two characteristics that are exclusively available for the MiTo QV and Giulietta QV.
One of the primary factors that sets Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde cars apart is their stylistic enhancements. The most significant of these enhancements is the adornment of the QV badge, a green four-leaf clover that has been the symbol of the Alfa Romeo legacy for nearly 100 years. Other stylistic enhancements unique to the MiTo QV and Giulietta QV include 18-inch alloy wheels with red brake callipers, dark chrome highlights (MiTo QV), and gloss black exterior trim (Giulietta QV TCT). Not to mention, only the QV cars come standard with a built-in Bose sound system.
We would not do Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde cars justice if we stopped at their stylistic enhancements. The MiTo QV and Giulietta QV are also superior under the bonnet to their "non-QV" counterparts.
Let's take a look at the MiTo, for example. The MiTo variants offer either the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo petrol engine (77 kW and 145 Nm) or the 1.4L Turbo MultiAir petrol engine (99 kW and 206 Nm). While these engines can hold their own, they aren't as powerful as the MiTo QV's 1.4L MultiAir Turbo 1368cc 4-cylinder engine, delivering 125 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque.
As for the Giulietta, the standard offering is the 1.4 Turbo petrol engine (88 kW and 215 Nm) for the Progression, or the 1.4 Turbo MultiAir (125 kW and 250 Nm) for the Distinctive. On the other hand, the Giulietta QV Manual is equipped with the 1750 Turbocharged petrol engine (173 kW and 340 Nm), and the Giulietta QV TCT comes standard with the 1750 Turbocharged petrol aluminium engine (177 kW and 340 Nm).
To experience the superiority of Quadrifoglio Verde for yourself, request a test drive of the Giulietta QV today.