Alfa Romeo holds a special place in the hearts of passionate car enthusiasts. In fact, the automotive world is in a perpetual love affair with Alfa Romeo, and its history. Rich, flamboyant, and steeped in racing, Quadrifoglio became part of Alfa Romeo lore in 1923 and to this day, distinguishes the greatest Alfa Romeo vehicles.
If Alfa Romeo embodies la meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) then Quadrifoglio represents the pinnacle of emotional performance. What is meant by “emotion” is how the vehicle makes the driver feel when driving these exotic cars.
Performance through the decades
The Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are some of the most potent vehicles in their respective segments. This is no accident as both are powered by a Ferrari-derived twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine that generates an incredible 505 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of peak torque between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm.
Power is one thing but Alfa Romeo and its Quadrifoglio vehicles have been honed to make the best possible use of it. In the past, Alfa Romeo always made efforts to reduce weight and improve handling, and this remains the case with the new vehicles. Not only do the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio offer advantageous power-weight-ratios but are endowed with a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution.
Chassis and control
In order to create the best-driving vehicles possible, Alfa Romeo built both vehicles on uniquely prepared platforms with exceedingly high torsional rigidity. These platforms enable the driver to take advantage of the included adaptive damping suspension. It ability to deliver the ideal level of handling performance and comfort, thanks to the Chassis Domain Control (CDC) system, enables the Quadrifoglio vehicles to be driven without compromises.
While the Giulia’s rear-wheel-drive layout provides an unmatched dynamic driving experience, the Stelvio’s all-wheel-drive configuration enables superior traction in all-weather and all-road circumstances. Both feature torque vectoring for the ultimate in control and confidence.
Inspired by timeless beauty
Alfa Romeo is known the world over for creating some of the most beautiful cars in history. One such example is the timeless 1967 Tipo 33 Stradale. It was a source of inspiration for the Giulia and its elegant line and seductive Italian curves are clearly recognizable.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are immediately recognizable because of their powerful proportions, hints of voluntary simplicity, and purposeful aerodynamics. In short, these Quadrifoglio vehicles are nothing short of exotic.
Finally, the cockpit-like interior of these vehicles prioritizes the driver with a perfect driving position thanks to the high-performance leather and Alcantara seats, the Formula-1 inspired steering wheel, and the sublime aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters.