You could say we’re obsessed with the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and you might be right. Seriously, it wasn’t long ago that Alfa was producing awful cars that were a shame to the Italian name. Up until the 4C Spyder, this Giulia has fulfilled the Italian prophecy. It’s everything we wanted from an Alfa and more!
The 4C is good, it’s really really good but I found it to be quite expensive despite the carbon tub and the insane acceleration from that tiny engine. The Alfa Romeo Giulia however, is a sedan and i doubt 4C buyers were cross-shopping the two. Maybe Clarkson was.
The highlight of the Giulia Quadrifoglio would have to be the Ferrari twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine; go back a couple of years and you might have thought the Ghibli S Q4 was the ultimate Ferrari with four doors. The Giulia has it beat in every possible segment!
If it weren’t enough to convince you that the Giulia is the best sports sedan in the segment, let me put you in on a little secret. All of the cars you see here in the competition; the M3, the C63 S and the ATS-V were born out of the standard versions and fitted with bigger engines and improves bits.
Not the Giulia though, the Giulia QV was built from scratch so all of the QV lineup has the same handling as the Quadrifoglio including the diesel version. It’s built as a sports sedan, and then downgraded with lesser engines for cheaper versions. Do you follow?
Another reason to buy the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio would be the great appreciation in value and the fact that it would take a while to depreciate on the market. Audi’s, BMW’s and Merc’s in this region depreciate in insane rates with exceptions like the M3 and some RS and AMG models.