Aftermarket Exhaust Gives Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio A Ferrari-Like Soundtrack

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is an incredible sedan that has enough performance to stand up to the German establishment in the premium sports sedan segment. While it’s powered by a Ferrari-derived engine, and it does sound very good indeed, it just doesn’t have the same bark as one of the Prancing Horse’s exotics. This exhaust system changes that.

YouTube account NM2255 Car HD Videos posted a clip of a Giulia Quadrifoglio that has been fitted with a Capristo Valvetronic cat-back exhaust system. Checking Capristo’s website reveals that the exhaust system costs a hefty $7,000.

The system may be expensive, but it really does give the Giulia QV a more raucous sound. In fact, we think the Giulia Quadrifoglio should’ve sounded like this from the factory. There’s a guttural note that’s just intoxicating to listen to.

Turbocharged engines, especially twin-turbocharged V6s like the Nissan GT-R’s, aren’t known for being acoustically pleasing. The Alfa doesn’t sound as the GT-R, but it’s not exactly extraordinary and it’s definitely not as good as a V8-powered Ferrari.

The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 generates 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, which puts the Giulia QV up there with the best in its niche. And the Capristo exhaust system really helps give it a soundtrack that reminds us of Maranello’s contribution. But don’t take our word for it – just watch the following video and notice how it sounds when the valves are closed and when they open…

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    WTF? Somebody needs to get Joel Patel (writer) a clip of what a Ferrari sounds like.
    This sounds like a 70’s Celica with a cheap exhaust mod ;/

  • LWOAP

    Doesn’t sound impressive in the video. Of course, that’s to be expected considering it has a V6. I have no idea what the author is talking about. This sounds nothing like any Ferrari I’ve heard. It sounds nice for a V6 but comparing it to a Ferrari? Getting ahead of yourself.

    • europeon

      It sounds like shit, but Ferraris sound like shit too.

      Loud =/= good

      • Matt

        A quiet Ferrari would still sound good because of the inherent acoustic value of a flat-plane V8 (which also includes loudness…)

        Saying they ‘sound like shit’ is pretty baseless. You wouldn’t find anyone who agrees with you.

        • europeon

          There is no “inherent acoustic value of a flat plane v8”, they all sound like shit, the manufacturer doesn’t matter.

      • Vassilis

        Loud doesn’t indeed mean good. Screaming does mean good though.

  • G82FS

    Sounds awful.

  • anonymous

    No, Joel, it doesn’t. Sure it sounds nice, but it’s not Dino-V6- or Ferrari-F154-kind-of nice. It still sounds like 2 BMW i8s having a rowdy argument. Not a Ferrari.

    You should get your ears checked.

  • Bash

    Which Ferrari?

    • LWOAP

      The one that doesn’t exist.

      • Bash

        lol

  • ChrisInIL

    Darn autocorrect.

    That was supposed to say “Fiero”

  • jsz00

    Sad that this site is run by someone who doesn’t know what a Ferrari sounds like

  • Jim Ragland

    At $7000.00 for that exhaust somebody wasted his money.

  • Vassilis

    Doesn’t the stock one sound better?

    • europeon

      The stock on sounds like shit too.

  • Mike

    Sounds like a classic American deuce and a half diesel.

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