As we head to the start of the F1 season, Alfa Romeo Racing inspires new models of the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglios to celebrate the brand’s racing history.
Alfa is clearly feeling patriotic and, likely inspired by the arrival of Antonio Giovinazzi to drive for its Formula 1 team, they've launched two new vehicles to celebrate their significant racing history. Enter the Alfa Romeo Racing Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio special editions.
The most noticable additions over the standard models are the 2019 C38 F1 car's livery draped across both vehicles, red brake callipers, tinted windows, and carbon fibre for the roof, mirror caps, side skirts and kick plates.
To reduce weight, those callipers clamp closed on carbon ceramic brake discs, and the all-new, specially tuned titanium Akrapovič exhaust system – which allows the 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine to breathe easy – also trims some fat.
Standard fitments include the Adaptive Cruise Control function and Harman Kardon sound system, Sparco racing seats with carbon fibre shell backs and red stitching details. Carbon fibre can also be found on inserts on the steering wheel and gear selector, and there's an Alfa Romeo Racing logo stamped in there too.
With all these modifications, performance figures... well, they remain the same as the standard Quadrifoglio's on which the respective Stelvio and Giulia's are based. That's still pretty good nonetheless – unless their prices, which are yet to be revealed, are astronomically more.
Tune in to the Geneva motor show in March for more about the Alfa Romeo Racing Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio special editions.