Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio, the “Ferrari” Sedan
Fiat Chrysler’s (NYSE:FCAU) Alfa Romeo division has beaten its German and American rivals in building the best driving, handling, and sounding high-performance sport sedan in its class.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, or QV, is powered by a Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, with all of that power going to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic.
That Ferrari-derived engine is related to the California T’s twin-turbo V8, but it has 2 less cylinders. In Italian livery, the Giulia QV more than looks the part of an exotic, because it is.
The QV looks more special than its Key rivals, consisting of the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63 and Cadillac ATS-V.
The QV’s quad exhaust gurgles and growls at exactly the right moments. The Brembo high-performance disc brakes will ensure a quick and complete stop.
In short, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the 4-door Ferrari that Ferrari will never build, now it does not have to. Alfa Romeo has done it for them.
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