Alfa Romeo today took the cover off the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Italian marque’s long overdue rival to the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C 63, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Capable of lapping the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 39 seconds, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by an all-aluminium six-cylinder 2.9-litre turbo petrol engine serving up 510hp (380kW) and 600Nm to the rear wheels.
Tuned with input from Ferrari engineers, the sports sedan storms from rest to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Bringing the car to a halt from the same speed will take only 32 metres.
Taking the brand back into the premium compact executive segment, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is based on key ingredients of the Alfa Romeo technical architecture, including 50/50 weight balance and rear-wheel drive.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio retails at €79,000 in its native Italy and is scheduled to arrive in Australia early 2016.