The Giulia Quadrifoglio version that was showcased in Frankfurt is the Italian automaker’s hottest spec, with a 2.9-liter turbocharged six-cylinder churning out 503 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. With that much power at its disposal, the Giulia QV reaches 60 mph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds and tops out at 190 mph.
To further backup its performance chops, Alfa Romeo announced that the range-topping Giulia lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 39 seconds, far outpacing rivals like the BMW M4. Its speed around the famed course is in part due to its 50:50 weight distribution, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, estimated 3,300-pound curb weight, and 220 lbs. of downforce from a carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit.
Styling wise, the Giulia QV stands out from the pack of performance sedans thanks to sharp LED headlights, large air intakes, its Alfa Romeo trademark V-grille, a long, kinked hood, and rounded window design like the 8C sports car.
Little else is known about the Giulia, especially entry-level and midrange variants. We can expect either a turbocharged four-cylinder or naturally aspirated six-cylinder to be offered in lower-spec cars, while both a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox will be paired to either a rear-wheel or all-wheel drive system.
The sedan is composed of lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber and boasts better torsional rigidity than rivaling performance sedans.
Pricing should start at around £53,000 ($83,000), while a lightweight version with carbon fiber, ceramic brakes and racing seats will start at £66,000 ($100,000). Don’t go into shock yet, though, U.S. citizens, as it will likely cost somewhere in the $60,000-$80,000 range when it arrives on our shores.