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Quadrifoglio turns 100, and Alfa Romeo celebrates with limited edition Giulia and Stelvio
QUADRIFOGLIO TURNS 100, AND ALFA ROMEO CELEBRATES WITH LIMITED EDITION GIULIA AND STELVIO
Alfa Romeo is synonymous with style and performance, thanks in part to the links it has to other Italian brands like Ferrari and Maserati. The best of the best from the Alfa Romeo stable is usually badged with the Quadrifoglio emblem, a legendary symbol that has graced some of the brand's most powerful and exclusive models, both on the track and on the road. In 2023, the Quadrifoglio turns 100, and to celebrate this milestone, Alfa Romeo is launching a limited edition of its Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models. Exactly one hundred years ago, on 15 April 1923, Ugo Sivocci, one of Alfa Romeo's racing drivers, won the Targa Florio, now one of the oldest automobile races in the world. Sivocci's car was adorned with a four-leaf clover, which he had painted on for good luck. This iconic symbol, which is Italian for "four-leaf clover," soon became the emblem of Alfa Romeo's performance cars, representing the brand's racing heritage and technical excellence. To mark the Quadrifoglio's centenary, Alfa Romeo has created a limited edition of its Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models that will be limited to just 100 units each, but as expected the cars will feature some cool exclusive touches and the best thing that limited editions are good for - moar power baby! These cars are fitted with a brilliant twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine, tuned to produce a very healthy 520 hp (388 kW).
The limited edition Quadrifoglio models feature ultra-light materials, such as aluminium for the engine and carbon fibre for the driveshaft, bonnet, spoiler, and side skirts. The Giulia comes with an active aerodynamics carbon front splitter, which controls the airflow passing under the vehicle, while the standard Akrapovič exhaust system creates an unmistakable soundtrack for both cars. The 100th Anniversario models have been updated with new adaptive Full-LED Matrix headlights, too. The Giulia boasts dark five-hole 19-inch lightweight sports alloys, while the Stelvio has 21-inch alloys because SUVs need them. Behind the wheels, new, exclusive gold brake calipers commemorate the centenary. The same hue distinguishes the emblem celebrating 100 years of the Quadrifoglio and it’s positioned on the front fenders of both cars. The grille and mirror caps are finished in naked carbon fibre and make for a great contrast to the three available shades the cars are available in, which are listed as Rosso Etna, Verde Montreal, and Nero Vulcano. The interiors of the limited edition models feature an exclusive combination of black and Alcantara leather, enhanced by new and exclusive contrast golden stitching and innovative 3D effect carbon-fibre trim for the instrument panel, the central tunnel, and the door panels. The steering wheel is upholstered in leather and Alcantara with black stitching and carbon fibre inserts. There’s a completely new instrument panel with a telescopic Cannocchiale design and Alfa Romeo took this chance to debut a completely digital 12.3-inch TFT screen that displays key vehicle information, autonomous driving technologies, and driver assistance features. An exclusive Race configuration makes its debut on the Quadrifoglio, displaying fundamental information for the driver and including the rev counter, speedometer, and shift light for manual control of the gearbox via the column-mounted paddles. There will be just 100 of each iteration available, and pricing is yet to be confirmed, but it ain’t gonna be cheap.
Take a look at the YouTube video that showcases the amazing limited number Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia models created to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Quadrifoglio badge - these cars look amazing and it's quite refreshing to see them given an awesome shade of green paint instead of the usual red: Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio 100° Anniversario | Legend since 1923 | Alfa Romeo
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