As if the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde is not exciting enough, it is the beginning of a whole new series of cars and an exciting new direction for the company. Revealed on the 105th anniversary of the founding of Alfa Romeo, it marks the company’s return to making a full line of rear wheel drive cars.
To date, the Quadrifoglio is the most fleshed out of all the Giulias that will soon be on the market. Recently, more details have come out about others in the line, which gives hope to buyers who want an upscale executive sedan, but to do not need the high-performance characteristics of the QV. Given Alfa Romeo’s reputation as a manufacturer of hot sports cars, car is the perfect transition to a new world that will include cars that appeal to all market segments. Sedans were part of the company’s heritage as well, but Alfa has not released a mainstream rear-wheel drive sedan to the market for 23 years.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde offers a twin turbo 2.6 litre V-6 engine with a six speed manual gearbox that will do 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, a speed that beats the BMW M3 that accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds or the Mercedes AMG C63 S Edition that does 4.0 seconds. With the top speed of 307 km/h, Giulia QV is the fastest production sedan ever made. Despite the speed, it claims to expel 198 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Besides the speed and performance, the Giulia QV represents some advanced engineering advances. While some of the technology was previously used in the 4C sports car that is made by hand, the QV channels it into a production sedan. Even with the introduction of the new 4C Spider, the annual output of cars to market is just a few thousand worldwide. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde and other cars in the line are the way that the company hopes to bring over 400,000 cars per year to market.
The Guilias, led by the Quadrifoglio Verde, incorporate advances in materials technology that allows the replacement of heavier metals with lightweight aluminium and composites in the engine, suspension system, internal components, and body parts. Coupled with an aerodynamic design, the lightness assists in allowing equal weight distribution, fuel economy, and a comfortable ride - qualities that the average car buyer may value more than high-speed.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde is expected to arrive in Australia early next year, perhaps with other Giulia models not far behind. To receive updates about the arrival of this beautiful new car, contact your Alfa Romeo dealer today.