There is a lot of competition when it comes to building the best sports car. BMW’s M group, Audi’s S and RS line, Mercedes AMG, and now even Volvo Polestar Performance are trying to make the best sports car to win amongst North American buyers. But, now that Alfa Romeo is back stateside, and with the help of SRT, Alfa has brought us the beautiful, earth-shattering Giulia Quadrifoglio, and for those of us without deep pockets, there is a regular Giulia, too.
Alfa vowed to bring us Italian style, and more power at a lesser price point, I think they did so much more.
Earlier this year, Alfa promised to bring us a sedan that will cost less than $40,000, but still keep the Italian flare we’ve come to know and love. Well, today, Alfa released pricing for its all-new Giulia and Giulia Quadrifoglio models. The standard Giulia will start at $38,990 and comes paired with a 2.0 litre Turbo that pumps 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque mated to a ZF 8 Speed Automatic transmission. You can also opt for the Giulia Ti which adds nothing to the Performance side, but you get different leather seats and will cost you $40,000 or so. But, if you have the cash, and the balls, you can opt for the Quadrifoglio.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio is a whole new beast compared to its brothers. The Quadrifoglio’s 2.9 litre Twin-Turbo V6 pushes out 505 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. What’s nice about the Quadrifoglio is the naturally raspy, pissed off exhaust note I’ve come to love about Italian sports cars, and it doesn’t use piped in noises (ahem, BMW) like other companies. The Quadrifoglio features a Carbon Fiber hood, roof, and rear spoiler, and a Carbon Fiber Active Air Splitter up front. It features Alfa’s DNA Pro technologies, Brembo brakes, and high-performance leather seats and carbon trim. You can get all of this for the low, low price of only $73,595. You should also know that the QF can propel to 60 in just 3.8 seconds, and beat the Nurburgring with a 7:32 lap time.
You can find them on sale starting January 2017, and we hope to get our hands on a tester to bring you an official review.