2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Launch Edition (Rare+)
Unveiled in on June 24th 2015, at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo of Arese (MI) during the celebrations for the 105th anniversary of the “Biscione”, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has immediately captured the attention of car enthusiasts. At Frankfurt Auto Show (September 15th) Alfa CEO Harald Wester announced some of the specs. These included a power of 510 HP (thanks to engine derived by the Ferrari 488 GTB), a top speed of 307 Km/h and a 0-100 time of 3.9”. But the biggest news for the fans was the return of the rear wheel drive which was missing from the big production Alfas (these exclude 8C and 4C) since the Alfa 75, whose production ended in 1993. Given these premises it is not a surprise that the Quadrifoglio (the denomination excludes the word Verde) has completed a lap at Nürburgring in 7’ 39”, beating the likes of Lamborghini Murciélago LP640, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and Porsche 911 GT3, while a tester declared that “it feels like driving a Nissan GT-R”. The car was available in a Launch Edition at the cost of 95000€; this special version included many special features, such as carbon fiber engine, roof and hood, carboceramic brake caliper, racing seats and the “clover” rims. A standard version will be available since October for 79000€. It looks like the big, fast, German sedans have a new terrible rival.