The Italian sporty brand is trying to make a comeback to the main global stage of the automotive industry and what better way to do it that with a “Roar!” And that’s exactly what the Giulia Quadrifoglio is all about.
The prototype of the car has been testing hard on the Nordschleife, aka the “green hell”, where the flagship Giulia Quadrifoglio is still wearing heavy disguise – even though the standard model has been unveiled for a few months now. We have noticed how the testers are pushing the cars to the absolute limit and we reckon that Alfa Romeo wants to make a positive impression when the sporty sedan will be matched against the other luxury contenders – especially the trio of German rivals BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. We’re also keeping our fingers crossed for the entire Giulia lineup to make a public appearance during the IAA Frankfurt motor show in September where maybe additional details and prices would become official.
The Quadrifoglio version has been designed to compete head on with the high-performance sedans such as the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Specifications handed out on paper give the advantage to the Italian thoroughbred which comes with a technologically advanced lightweight construction and the Ferrar-inspired 2.9-liter V6 bi-turbo engine that cranks 510 PS, which should propel the car to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds and top out at 200 mph (321 km/h). Industry experts and analysts also believe that the entire Alf Romeo turnaround plan could be a make-it or break-it deal that hinges on the success of this one performance version.