New Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Said To Have 510HP, Target BMW M3

Yesterday’s leaked Alfa Romeo Giulia photos portrayed the high performance version of the sports sedan dubbed Quadrifoglio Verde.

As you might realize from a few subtle giveaways, like the “Quadrifoglio Verde” shield on the front fenders, the quad exhaust system and the massive alloys, that’s no ordinary version of the car.

In fact, according to Automotive News, it’s the range-topping variant that’s destined to stand out and battle the supremacy of the German high-performance mid-size automobiles; a rival to the BMW M3 and Audi RS4.

Called simply the Giulia QV, it will allegedly be powered by a 510 HP, 3.0-litre Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine, derived from the Ferrari unit built for the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte.

The same report continued stating that, according to supplier sources, the engine will be mated exclusively to a manual transmission and the car will be rear-wheel-drive. Furthermore, the car will presumably have a carbon-fiber hood and roof, which will lower the weight all the way to about 1,500 Kilograms (3306 Pounds).

Apparently, Alfa Romeo is on full offensive, directly launching a high-performance car to match (or even surpass) the competition. Maybe this Giulia is one of those cars that were built for performance purposes first, and normal road use second.

It’s always nice to have a normal car derived from a performance version and not the other way around. That’s the definition of Cuore Sportivo.

If these specifications are confirmed to be true, then the Germans will have quite a handful dealing with this thing. Be afraid, BMW and Audi, be very afraid.

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  • Jasta

    That’s nice. With the demise of Saab (and, earlier, e.g. Xedos) and Volvo’s shift towards pure economy/effectiveness the premium segment (including the borderline) has become quite boring. So thanks to Gods for the revivals of Jaguar and Alfa.

  • NG212

    If the QV variant will be manual only, it’ll miss out on a lot of buyers in this segment. And considering they want to sell 400,000 units a year in just a few years, they’ll have to give that a rethink.

    Also, odd to mention the Audi RS4 — which is only available as a wagon, and only on sale in certain parts of the world — and not the new C63, which is available with 503 hp in S spec.

  • europeon

    “It’s always nice to have a normal car derived from a performance version
    and not the other way around. That’s the definition of Cuore Sportivo.”

    Uhm… No. That’s not how a car company that wants to sell volumes works, and just because the QV pictures were leaked first, doesn’t make it so.

    • donald seymour

      Europeon, you’re back. With the conflicting feelings comes along with you. I don’t know if I wont to agree with you or disagree with you.

      • europeon

        I’m the voice of reason.

  • Ivan Narvaez

    Probably my next car.

  • An Existing Person

    Will this car be available in the US market? If so, then sign me up!

    • JohnCarscoop

      Yes, the new Giulia will be sold in North America

  • Bo Hanan

    The Giulia isn’t the flagship car for ALFA’s return. Why give it so much power? And now its power matches Maserati’s flagship???

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