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.

Or so Fiat Chrysler hopes, anyway. The automaker finally debuted new high-performance sport sedan in America for the first time ever at the LA Auto Show today.

In addition to those performance specs, we have an approximate price for this bad boy: around $70,000. That’s for the high-po Quadrifoglio version, and it puts it pretty squarely into well-optioned BMW M3 territory.

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And yes, it does come with a manual.

The entry-level Giulia gets a 276 HP direct-injection 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, which is a pretty healthy number. That car also gets the option of all-wheel drive.

So there’s not a huge amount of new detail on the Giulia today, but it’s enough to get me excited about it. The car’s a huge deal for Alfa Romeo; it’s their first volume-seller in the U.S. market in 20 years (the 4C doesn’t count, much as we love it) and it’s the first of a new product onslaught designed to steal market share from BMW, Mercedes and everyone else.

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We can’t wait to get behind the wheel early next year sometime. It’s a fast-ass Alfa Romeo sedan, with a stick shift, that you can buy in America! What more do you want?

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