The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of the best sport saloons in the market right now, offering sharp handling matched with a twin-turbo Ferrari-derived V6 that offers plenty of power and a great soundtrack.
The only issue is that Alfa Romeo won’t let you open the exhaust taps unless you select the Race mode, which also firms up the dampers, sharpens the throttle response and disengages the traction and stability control. Not ideal if you just want to listen at the angry V6 on your daily drive.
As it turns up, there’s a solution to this very first-world problem: you can just install an exhaust bypass valve controller and then you can open the exhaust whenever you want and without making the electronic nannies go to sleep.
Moreover, the process of installing a controller of this kind doesn’t require you to be a wrenching guru, as shown by Albo in the video linked below; a basic understanding of what’s going on will do. Surely preferable than replacing the whole thing with an aftermarket exhaust system, isn’t it?
Having an Alfa Romeo that can do a 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds isn’t enough as sports cars have to be not just fast these days, but stimulate the driver with a proper exhaust note as well. The Giulia Quadrifoglio certainly delivers on that last part, but with the bypass valve controller installed, it delivers all the time.