The Alfa Giulia is the first swing in the american car market for over 20 years for Alfa Romeo. From our drive and the smile factor it gave us adding the market they are going for it looks like they did proper homework prior to tossing a very nice hat into the ring.
The market the Giulia Quadrifoglio is going after is what we call the work hard play hard market. It’s a car you can drive everyday seats four comfortably and will out run almost anything you thought was fast growing up. Think about the Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M3, Mercedes C63 or Supercharged Jaguar XJ. All quick and fun cars and the average person will have no idea about cars like these or what they are capable of. They are built for people who still love driving and enjoy being able to eat up a Corvette or Mustang GT. While being able to have a trunk of groceries and golf clubs on the other side while having plenty of seating.
The new Alfa has a top speed of 191 mph and runs a 11.9 1/4 mile with 505 horsepower. That’s Dodge Viper and a lot of other two door sport cars playing field stats. Let’s look under the hood this is a Ferrari developed twin turbocharged V-6. Pushing almost 450 lb-ft of torque through an 8 speed automatic transmission.
The Alfa brand is new to the US market however keep in mind. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) owns Jeep, Fiat, Maserati Dodge to name a few and up to 2016 they owned Ferrari. You have a lot of research and development under one parent company.
We could keep going about the 505 horse power Alfa Giulia with things like the carbon-fiber hood and roof or dual tuned exhaust but we will leave you with this. If you are in the market or want to make a change to a car that will make you smile every time you drive it this is something worth stopping in to your Fiat/Alfa dealership and getting in front of. Don’t forget to select “RACE” mode it has four drive modes on the selector located on the center console. The car is a calm Italian stream in mode one. Few clicks over turns into a raging river after selecting race mode. The change in exhaust note almost asks you to push the car a little more.