Alfa Romeo has unveiled the U.S.-spec 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the 2015 LA Auto Show and even revealed specifications for the standard 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia.
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is built on the new Giorgio platform meant to bring exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by a Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that pumps out 505 hp and 443 lb.-ft. (600 Nm) of torque. The powerhouse is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that routes power exclusively to the rear wheels. The 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) sprint is completed in 3.8 seconds while the top speed is a sports car-like 191 mph (307 km/h). Alfa Romeo claims that the Giulia Quadrifoglio has circled the Nurburgring in just 7 minute 39 seconds which is the fastest-ever for a four-door production sedan.
The sports sedan has a lightweight architecture that has been made possible by incorporating carbon-fiber and aluminum in its construction. The result is an overall weight of just 3,360 lbs (1,524 kg) and a near perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution. To rein in the power and exploit it to the fullest, the sports sedan comes with Chassis Domain Control (CDC) system that coordinates all of the vehicle’s active systems such as stability control, torque vectoring, adaptive damping suspension and active aero front splitter to deliver optimized performance and improved dynamics.
The company has also confirmed that the U.S. market will be getting a less powerful entry-level Giulia that will be powered by 276 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Not much else has been revealed apart from mentioning that it will come with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrain options. The latter will feature torque vectoring.
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is set to arrive in US showrooms by Q2 2016 with prices starting at US$70,000.