A naturally aspirated V6 engine is good and all, but what about an ultra light twin-turbo Ferrari derived musica italia powerplant that pumps 505 worth of Italian stallions and 600 NM all between the 2500-5000 rpm range.
Sounds like a good package right? The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia will get you stuck so far back to your carbon bucket seats while feathering you from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and if you like to take it further it will top out at an electronically limited 191 mph.
Now if you’re like me, you already know there is much more that can be had from these delicious two turbos tucked underneath the Quadrifoglio masterpiece. The new Giulia has a weight distribution of 50/50 which make it without a doubt worthy of the four green leafs “Quadrifoglio” the symbol of Alfa Romeo racing cars since 1923.
To make things interesting, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is pure Italian drama in every crease, curve, corner and edge but somehow disturbingly subtle and menacingly calm when glanced upon. Sometimes you look at certain cars and you know they have “that thing” – Well, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia definitely has that thing and I am ever so thankful for recently getting to know this Italian beauty when I first saw her at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show
Don’t get too caught up in the hype though, every now and then we get this wonderful car that promises the annihilation of the segment it targets only to be disappointed with yet another over-hyped machine. But I am very optimistic with the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia because the Alfa Romeo 4C is leaps ahead of what Alfa was doing a couple of years ago and that car only has a 1.7-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. it was so good infact, that we nominated it as one of the best cars of 2015.
To give the Italian sedan some grip; Alfa Romeo equipped the Giulia with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires specifically made for the Giulia with 285/30R-19 section tires at the back and 245/35R-19 tires at the front to aid the suspension that uses a rear differential capable of torque-vectoring via clutches only when you opt for the fully-optioned Quadrifoglio model.
Carbon fiber comes into play for weight reduction, the roof and the hood are made out of carbon fiber while the doors and the fenders are standard aluminum. The quad exhausts at the back emit noises very similar to the Maserati Ghibli S Q4, mainly because they have the same engine, only the Giulia has 95 more hp and 50 more NM of torque. Not surprisingly, the Giulia will adapt an up-rated version of the Ghibli’s 4wd system as well.
Now for those who prefer a more modest less quicker version than the top spec Quadrifoglio model, Alfa Romeo has you covered with a naturally aspirated six-cylinder option and a turbocharged 4-cylinder. Prices are expected to start from $75,000 for the 503-hp Giulia Quadrifoglio, and $50,000 for the N/A model while the turbocharged V-4 is hovering somewhere around $40,000.
I always found Alfa Romeo cars to be pieces of art rather than normal cars you would drive from point A to B. It’s just so evident that passion was translated onto the body and the design. This Alfa sure has our stamp of approval
keep an eye out for more details when we get some official news of when the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be available for sale in the GCC.