The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been officially unveiled in the renovated Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan, in Italy. The company unveiled the range-topping model of the luxury sport sedan, bearing the legendary ‘Quadrifoglio’ badge. The unveiling took place on the Italian car maker’s 105th anniversary. The car’s interior still remains a mystery, as the company has released only its exterior.
The Quadrifoglio version is powered by a Ferrari-tuned 510-hp six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that allows it to do a 0-100 km/h speed run in just 3.9 seconds. Power is sent to the rear axle as standard, but all-wheel drive can be opted.
The company has done everything it can to offer best performance on the Giulia – The sport sedan has a 50/50 weight distribution; the weight-to-power ratio is lower than 3 kg/ hp and the Active Aero Splitter on the front manages t0 improve downforce for improved performance and control even at high speeds.
Lightweight components have been used optimally to save weight. The propeller shaft, bonnet and roof are made of carbon fibre, while the engine, brakes, suspensions, doors, front and rear wings and many other body components are made of aluminum. The braking system’s weight has also been kept to the minimum with the use of aluminum elements and carbon fibre ceramic discs.
There’s a multilink suspension for the front axle and a new double wishbone suspension with semi-virtual steering axis for the rear axle. A torque vectoring system with a double clutch is also present, to allow the rear differential to optimize the torque delivery to each wheel individually.
The driver-focused cabin, although only left to imagination for now, is said to offer the best in terms of quality, safety, equipment and comfort.
More details about the Alfa Romeo Giulia should be released in the coming months, closer to its market launch in Europe.