Alfa Romeo presents the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Long name for a hot Italian hatch

Alfa Romeo seems to have found a four-leaf clover after revising its Giulietta platform for its 60th anniversary of this stylish hatchback. The Quadrifoglio Verde (QV) variant of Alfa’s hot-hatch will be showcased next week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and receives a host of upgrades anyone would be lucky to have.

The Alfa Romeo can only be viewed as distinctly Italian. Don’t get me wrong: Alfa Romeo is not confused at all. The four leaf clover is actually heavily embedded in its racing history. The specs on this lovely Alfa Romeo are nothing short of magical, so let’s discuss some very real numbers.

This mighty hatchback will launch you from 0 to 62 mph in 6.6 seconds and rise to a swift 150 mph top speed. This is accomplished via a 1.75-liter turbo four-cylinder stolen from the Alfa 4C and mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The turbo four is rated at a healthy 240 horsepower and equally healthy 251 pound-feet of torque. Sounds like this little Italian has a bit of fighting Irish in it!

Complementing the improved performance of the QV is a new intake and exhaust system that should make it sound pretty dreamlike. The model will be offered with a new matte magnesium gray paint job and the standard Alfa Red or Competizione Red. The QV package also includes a number of goodies in the form of modified bumpers, revised skirts, carbon-fiber spoilers, and gloss anthracite 18-inch alloy wheels.

Special gloss anthracite badges differentiate this special number from a stock Giulietta and the interior gets a few upgrades such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Alcantara upholstery, and shiny alloy pedals.

Piloting the new Giulietta should be pure bliss, especially down a rainbow-like road. Who knows, maybe those fortunate enough to drive this lucky charm could be led to a pot of gold. And you’ll have to be lucky, too, as Alfa is only producing 500 examples and none will likely make their way Stateside.


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