Just revealed to the car buying public on 2015 at the Frankfurt Motorshow, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde will hit the streets in record time, even though there have been delays in its release. Alfa Romeo has concentrated significant engineering and financial resources to bring this car to market. To bring the project to fruition, former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli is returning to Italy after a few years at BMW as the Chief Technical Officer at Alfa Romeo and its sister company Maserati.
Fedeli, who worked with Ferrari for over 26 years, is an expert on lightweight construction materials, hybrid powertrains, and supercars. All of these skills are very valuable at Alfa Romeo, whose recent models have been reliant on those same bodies of knowledge.
First the 4C Supercar and now the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde sedan, as well as other cars in the family, are being built with lightweight materials to achieve great aerodynamics and perfect weight distribution between the front and back of the cars. These are undoubtedly aids to performance and the comfort of the ride. The car also accomplishes this via a unique wishbone suspension system at the front and a multi-link suspension at the rear.
The new Giulia also has a Ferrari engine under the hood. The current engine in the QV model promises 380 kW and 600 Nm. An even higher performing engine is under development, along with a family of engines that will power other members of the Giulia line. The current model outperforms German rivals Audi and BMW by accelerating 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
Fedeli’s job is to tweak the Giulia construction to get the whole line of cars ready for market. As one car blogger put it, “he’s a man with a track record of delivering excellence wrapped in sculpture,” which is what all Alfa models strive to be. He will be a good fit in his new job as he will offer both experience and engineering leadership to the company.
Ideally, Fedeli will be able to meet the deadline of having the QV and other Giulia models delivered in the northern hemisphere within the next few months and then to Australia in early 2017.
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