The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes with a design that provokes your senses. The use of ultralight, high-strength materials, class-exclusive technologies and supercar power and handling convert it into priceless driving dynamics.
Featuring a peppy, dry-sump twin-cam 1900cc engine, all-round independent suspension and four-speed manual gearbox, the Matta was far too technically advanced for its own good and, after just two years in production, was dropped for a simpler, more rugged Fiat.
The Alfa Romeo takes the lead early on in the race — and emits a pleasant, throaty growl while doing it. It maintains its lead throughout the half mile-long race, and goes on to beat BMW’s hybrid masterpiece. The Giulia crosses the finish line at 144 mph; the BMW isn’t far behind at 136 mph, but every second counts in racing.
This is exactly what happened at a drag event yesterday as the Giulia QV left the hybrid German supercar eating its dust. The unlimited torque produced from the electric motors and AWD gave the i8 a strong start but it is far from enough to handle the Ferrari-inspired 505hp bi-turbo V6 on the Giulia.