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…