The automotive press is gushing over the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. This sizzling top-of-the-line model, with its lush features, streamlined styling, and breathtaking fascia has been named ‘Car of the Year’ by BBC Top Gear Magazine and ‘Star of the Show’ at the 2016 Miami International Auto Show, just two of its numerous top accolades.
It is the most powerful of the commercially available Alfa Romeo models. To find out why, let’s take a look under the hood. It is equipped with a monstrous engine: an all-aluminum 2.0-liter, 510 horsepower direct-injected Bi-Turbo V6 engine. It can go from 0-60 within four seconds with a stopping distance of 102 feet, making it one of the best-handling sports cars on the road today. The transmission is an 8-speed paddle shift automatic and is equipped with proprietary technology such as a Domain Control System and Active Aero Splitter. Its forward-looking moves keep Alfa Romeo at the top in luxury sports cars.
Test Drive the Giulia Quadrifoglio at Alfa Romeo–Santa Monica or Alfa Romeo–Van Nuys
The smooth handling of the Giulia Quadrifoglio is due partly to its rear-wheel drive architecture, which uses lightweight, up-to-date materials to create excellent balance and weight distribution, torsional rigidity, and a superlative direct steering ratio. The driving experience can be enhanced with the use of the optional Q4 all-wheel drive system.
Part of the credit for the smoothness and superior road performance of this car must go to other elements: the brakes and tires. The Quadrifoglio’s brakes are carbon ceramics, with a front size of 15.4 inches and rear size of 14.2 inches. The tires are exclusive Pirelli P Zero Corsas that are made especially for Alfa Romeo and are available in both stock and alternative sizes.
Whatever one’s driving experience, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio offers a superior ride, incredible power, precision handling even at high speeds, and state-of-the-art technology. It’s small wonder that this model is the hit of the year.
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