Alfa Romeo staged a truly memorable comeback with the unveiling of the all-new Giulia Quadrifoglio back in June 2015. The Italian rear-wheel drive beast is the successor to the 159 (which still looks hot today), and packs about 505 hp and 600 Nm of torque out of a twin-turbocharged, all-aluminium 2.9-litre V6 engine.
It dashes from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and boasts a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. A little over a year later, Alfa Romeo launched a lukewarm variant called the Giulia Veloce. Equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the Veloce is good for 280 hp and 400 Nm. There’s also a 2.2-litre turbodiesel variant making 210 hp and 470 Nm of torque. Unlike the Quadrifoglio, both Veloce variants are all-wheel drive and share the same eight-speed automatic.
Just recently, at the Das Goldene Lenkrad (Golden Steering Wheel competition), a star-studded panel of 29 automotive judges and readers of Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag casted the majority of votes favouring the Giulia. Created by the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, the Giulia is a new expression of the best Italian tradition combining harmonic proportions, linearity of style, high quality materials including sophisticated aluminium, wood and leather accents.
We’ve seen enough already. Can someone represent the brand here in Malaysia, please?