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Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio

By Nida A 4/23/2023
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100 Years of Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio

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One hundred years after the Quadrifolgio – Alfa Romeo’s iconic four-leaf clover symbol – made its debut on Ugo Sivocci’s race-winning Alfa Romeo RL in the 1923 Targa Florio, the Italian marque has unveiled exclusive Quadrifolgio 100th anniversary limited edition models of the Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV.

With an enhanced engine producing 510 hp and a mechanical limited-slip differential included as standard in both cars – alongside commemorative cosmetic features – these beautiful machines are simply irresistible.

Engine and performance

The Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s 2.9-liter Bi-Turbo V6 monobloc engine – made entirely from aluminum – can produce 240 hp more than their standard-edition counterparts. Powerful yet lightweight, it generates 600 Nm of torque in the Giulia Quadrifoglio between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm, with similarly stunning figures in the Stelvio to boot. Both cars have a 0-62 mph time of under 3.9 seconds, cementing their status as top performers.

100 Years of Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio

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Alfa Romeo has focused on enhancing the driving experience by including torque vectoring, 50/50 weight distribution, and a mechanical self-locking differential as standard on both cars. The result? Improved handling, stability, and speed while cornering. In addition, when in ‘Race’ mode, both cars’ eight-speed automatic transmission can shift gears in just 150 milliseconds.

Exterior design

Every anniversary vehicle on the market has distinctive exterior elements – and, of course, the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are no exception. Alfa Romeo’s global design center at the Centro Stile in Turin has pulled out all the stops to make these vehicles stand out by including commemorative badges, gold brake calipers, and a classy carbon fiber finish on both cars’ grilles and mirror caps. Owners can choose from three color options: Rosso Etna, Verde Montreal, and Nero Vulcano.

100 Years of Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio

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Both vehicles feature all-new ‘3+3’ headlights equipped with adaptive technology to ensure well-lit journeys in any situation. Furthermore, the Giulia Quadrifoglio has an exclusive aerodynamic splitter – making it the only saloon in the world with active aerodynamic features.

Interior design

Just like the exteriors, the interiors of the cars are chock-full of details. The black Alcantara leather seats feature contrast golden stitching, with a special 100th-anniversary emblem embroidered on the dashboard. 3D-effect carbon-fiber trim has been used extensively on the instrument panels, central tunnel, and door panels – giving the cars a luxurious yet performative look.

100 Years of Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio

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Owners can choose between the three standard Alfa Romeo instrument panel layouts – Evolved, Relax, and Heritage – and a new Race layout exclusive to the Quadrifoglio models. All configurations feature a 12.3-inch TFT screen allowing owners to view vehicle information at a glance. The Quadrifoglio’s instrumentation may seem simple compared to Alfa Romeo’s competitors, but you can’t go wrong with a tried-and-tested setup.

The Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio will be available to order in Q2. However, you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on one as both models are limited to 100 units each. While prices are yet to be confirmed, expect them to be significantly higher than their standard edition counterparts.


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