News/ Industry/ 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo has released the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio with the exclusive commemorative "Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversario" edition to commemorate this significant occasion. The Anniversary Edition, which is limited to 100 units for both the Giulia and the Stelvio, is the result of a century of study into technological perfection that has been applied to racing and production cars. 

Its iconic character, technical purity, and technology have been blended to position it at the pinnacle of its individual segments, with best-in-class handling and power-to-weight ratio, resulting in a direct and immersive one-of-a-kind Alfa Romeo driving experience. 

Loads of new features: commemorative badges, exclusive characterization, and loads of technology owing to the new adaptive full-LED matrix headlights and the new completely digital instrument cluster decorated with the iconic 'telescope' design.

Alfa Romeo updated the Giulia and Stelvio models to bring them in line with the newer Tonale, and the Quadrifoglio trims are also getting similar design and technical changes. The performance-oriented variants began with the Quadrifoglio 100° Anniversario special edition, which is limited to 100 copies for each model and features a little power boost.

Starting with the main news, the Quadrifoglio's twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine now generates 513 horsepower (383 kW / 520 PS) in the 100° Anniversario, an increase of 10 hp (7 kW / 10 PS) over the normal Quadrifoglio. Notably, this power boost is restricted to the European, United Kingdom, and Chinese markets, implying that the United States would not benefit.

The Giulia has rear-wheel drive, while the Stelvio has all-wheel drive. Both versions are fitted with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a new, entirely mechanical, limited-slip differential tuned from the GTA. The cars are also likely to maintain their predecessors' adaptive suspension and carbon ceramic brakes.

The revised Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio's performance data have yet to be released, so it's unknown whether the small power boost results in any perceptible gains. However, it's worth mentioning that the current Giulia Quadrifoglio accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, while the Stelvio does it in 3.8 seconds.

The revised full-LED Matrix headlights with a tinted backdrop improve the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio visually. The gold brake calipers behind the five-spoke alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in the Giulia and 21 inches in the Stelvio are also new, as is the visible carbon finish on the grille and mirror caps. The dynamic carbon fiber front splitter remains on the Giulia, and both variants have an Akrapovic exhaust. The only color possibilities are Rosso Etna (red), Verde Montreal (green), and Nero Vulcano (black).

Inside, we discover a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster featuring the Quadrifoglio-specific Race mode, as well as the other trims' Evolve, Relax, and Heritage settings. The center dial of the cluster helps the driver to concentrate on the rev counter. The infotainment screen is still 8.8 inches in size, but it now has gold stitching, Alcantara leather upholstery for the bucket seats, a sports steering wheel, and lots of carbon fiber throughout the cabin.

When Ugo Sivocci's "Corsa" variant of the Alfa Romeo RL won the Targa Florio on April 15, 1923, the Quadrifoglio logo made its debut. Alfa Romeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a limited number of redesigned vehicles. The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio 100° Anniversario will be restricted to 100 cars and will include special badging - the classic four-leaf clover insignia has been given a "chromatic update."

TopGear Magazine July 2024