Auto review by Veeno Dewan
There are some cars that come my way that the whole family get excited about. Cue the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan that recently came my way . Its an Alfa, so right away, it is beautiful, a gorgeous car, sensuous with an aggressive lilt. And let’s not forget the enigmatic special triangle scudetto grille upfront. The Giulia arrives in four models, Sprint, Ti, and Ti Sport priced from $51,50 – $58,840. We tested the top tier Quadrifoglio (Q4) edition with optional carbon fibre package with various exterior and inside elements in carbon fiber along with dark alloy wheels.
Best of all, the 2021 Giulia Quadrifoglio has a 505-horsepower twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engineered by Ferrari. This is upgraded from a base turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 280 Horsepower. Transmission is via a quick acting 8-speedautomatic with the big Ferrari style paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
The Quadrifoglio is rear-wheel-drive only. directing up to 60 percent of available torque to the front wheels and can sprint from standstill to 96 kph in only 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 307 kph.
Interior wise, the Quadrifoglio Italian flair continues, with a rich, lavish looking leather trimmed cabin. The engine start button is set into the 2021 Giulia’s steering wheel another Ferrari – style touch! There are the big paddle shifters and on the other side of the wheel is a retro look analogue twin-cowl instrument cluster, , housing a 7-inch digital driver information display.
On the road, the Quadrifoglio Guilias’ Ferrari derived V6 engine delivers a glorious cacophony of exhaust sounds and proves its pedigree, giving the Q4 impressive acceleration and traction. You get the peak 505 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm, with 443 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm. Race mode is for those track days and empty roads. The supple chassis of the Q4 also makes the car tighter with a lower center of gravity
To sum up the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio is a compelling purchase if you are looking for a premium sports sedan with stellar performance chops. With its vice free road manners, creamy smooth engine, transmission, and agile handling It is superbly refined. Its Ferrari developed engine gives it the edge against the mostly German competition. Highly recommended.
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 4 priced from $92,490.
More info at www.alfaromeo.ca