The Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan is one of the most important cars to come out in 2016, both for enthusiasts clamoring for a real Alfa Romeo comeback and for the struggling Fiat Chrysler brand. But some first-drive reviews in Europe reveal stereotypically Alfa-esque problems that don’t exactly inspire confidence.
Here’s nine blood-pressure raising minutes of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with its active aero and its Italian body and its twin-turbo V6. What more could you want?
This video/.gif thing from the Alfa Romeo Facebook page of the new Giulia Quadrifoglio is pretty neat. I tried to .gif it myself, but it didn’t work and I’m lazy.
We have seen the 510 horsepower Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and it is glorious. And now we’re seeing it minus as much as 375 horsepower.
Bad news: We got lost looking for the new Giulia reveal so we had to sit in the nosebleed section.
It has 505 horsepower from a Ferrari-developed, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6. It does zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Alfa Romeo claims a Nürburgring time of just 7:39, supposedly the quickest ever for a sedan. Yes, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is going to kick all the asses.
You know how the three German premium manufacturers don’t just have stands at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but their own buildings? Well, the Alfa Romeo Giulia didn’t need to be that shouty. Everybody knew where to find her.
Let’s count out 14 seconds: one, two, three, four, five, six, (bored yet?) nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen. That’s how many seconds faster the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is around the Nürburgring over a BMW M4.
Our ‘Ring-going friends at Bridge To Gantry got extremely lucky when Alfa Romeo decided to take the new Giulia out onto the Nürburgring during amateur hour. Luckily for us they already had a camera set up, and the ability to keep up.
It’s damn near impossible to hate Alfa Romeos, due to all their, well, let’s just say “charm.” And when we saw the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, our feelings were no different. But those were all slick manufacturer photos and videos, so it was hard to see what it was really like. So here’s the first video of the new hotness…
If I could pick out one material to adorn as many surfaces as possible, it would probably be carbon fiber. Carbon fiber trim. Carbon fiber knobs. Carbon fiber seat backs. Carbon fiber toilets. Carbon fiber everything. Lucky for us, Alfa Romeo’s gorgeous new Giulia sports sedan has carbon fiber everywhere inside.
Mercedes-Benz can spend six years developing one of their cars before it sees the light of day. Volvo spent seven years on just the seats in the new XC90. So when it came to Italy’s hot new sedan, the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia, you would think they spent their due diligence, and they did. For just two-and-a-half years.
I’m not going to say that this is the best news ever, but it’s the best news ever. The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is getting a manual transmission.
A big part of what makes an Alfa Romeo V6 great is the sound. Listen to the sound of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. I’d say they got the sound right.
We’re still waiting on today’s full reveal of the Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan, but we now know that right away, it won’t be screwing around. Apparently the car will launch with a 510 horsepower, twin-turbo performance version designed to fight the BMW M3. Che bella!
Yes, it's Dorian's Alfa Romeo again, but this time, with more of an analog feel thanks to filmmaker Jeff Martin shooting most of his footage on Super 8. They go together like bread and butter!
How can you keep yourself occupied after raising the bar by some of your work ending up on Mars? Having a fully built 1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Ti is one hell of a start.