Extra details of the all-new 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio were disseminated during the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show. While the sports sedan is top-of-the-range, there will be “lesser” and ultimately more reasonably-priced Giulias to come in good time. For now because we have the information at hand, let’s share on the Quadrifoglio.

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If you have been following the Giulia Quadrifoglio story you will already now that the car is powered by a 2.9-litre V6 turbo engine that makes a stunning 375kW of power and an equally impressive 600Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels using a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. Alfa says it will split from standstill to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 307km/h. Such performance makes sense given that sister brand Ferrari had a hand in the car’s development.


Dynamics and handling have been taken care of through a new double wishbone front suspension with a semi-virtual steering to make it pinpoint accurate in turning. There’s also a new Active Aero Splitter up front which helps with downforce at high corner speeds. The rear has an advanced multi-link set up, with electronically-controlled Torque Vectoring on the rear differential.

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Suspension setup can be actuated by the driver through four driving configurations; Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency and Race. The car has a kerb weight of 1 524kg and a 50:50 weight distribution. Some weight savings were made through the use of light materials like carbon fibre for the prop shaft, bonnet and roof, as well as aluminium for the engine, brakes, suspension doors and wings among others. The car will be finished in these five different colours; Competizione Red, Trofeo White, Vulcano Black, Vesuvio Grey and Montecarlo Blue.

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Alfa Romeo has taken steps to catch up with its German rivals on the interior front by installing all the latest comfort, premium and tech kit we see in the German premium segment. Included here are things like TomTom 3D satellite navigation with voice recognition, main controls incorporated onto the steering wheel like on a Ferrari Formula One car, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon Sound Theatre system.

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