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News / 10-05-18

Alfa Romeo is back with Giulia Super, Giulia Quadrifoglio

Giulia Quadrifoglio goes from 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds, has top speed of 307 km/h


By C! Magazine Staff Photos by C! Magazine Staff and Kevin C. Limjoco

 

Get ready to encounter some Italian beauties on local roads soon.

Petromax Enterprise has brought Alfa Romeo to the Philippines. Located at Bonaventure Plaza along Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan City, the showroom made its debuted yesterday.

As the reseller of Alfa Romeo vehicles in the country, Petromax Enterprise is delighted to introduce the Giulia Super and Giulia Quadrifoglio to the country’s premium car market.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia models are the first of a new generation on all-new platform. These embody the brand’s la meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit.

Its nameplate reflects a 55-year heritage of the Italian brand’s lightweight, performance sedan tradition and more than 100 years of Alfa Romeo history.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

Currently displayed in the showroom is the Giulia Super, integrated with an all-aluminum 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged powerplant carrying 200 hp and 243 lb-ft. of torque. It is complemented with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Giulia Super launches from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 235 km/h.

Living up the Giulia’s tradition as a lightweight performance sedan, its driveshaft is constructed with carbon fiber to reduce weight.

“The all-new Giulia is the result of our passion for Italian style, craftsmanship and performance,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “Crafted in Italy, the Giulia lineup sets an entirely new benchmark for the segment as the world’s fastest four-door production sedan, featuring class-leading engines, an all-new exclusive architecture, stunning design and state-of-the-art technology, available from Php 3,820,000 MSRP.”

The Giulia is built for the driver. Alfa Romeo’s designer focused on simplistic elegance, with attention on incorporating the essential elements for performance. Its interior features an asymmetric-styled instrument panel, revealing a driver-focused cockpit crafted with leather and accent stitching, and trim bezels in aluminum, or carbon fiber. The steering wheel is Formula 1-inspired and reveals a thick-rim profile where vehicle control buttons and the start engine button are neatly gathered.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

At the heart of the Giulia Quadrifoglio is a 505 hp 2.9L twin-turbocharged intercooled V6 engine. The Ferrari derived engine is also paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and has a top speed of 307 km/h.

The Giulia Quadrifoglio has a power-to-weight ratio of roughly seven pounds per horsepower complemented with precise steering, owed to a new rear wheel drive architecture constructed with lightweight materials.

It is equipped with adaptive performance suspension that is Quadrifoglio-tuned. Moreover, the car is installed with DNA Pro with four modes – Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency and Race.

To further reduce weight, the hood, roof, rear spoiler, front chin spoiler and parts of the side skirts are constructed with carbon fiber. The front reveals a Quadrifoglio-specific active front splitter, functional air aintakes and the iconic Quadrifoglio grill.

Genuine carbon fiber trims are also evident inside the cabin. This Giulia’s leather-wrapped steering wheel is specific to Quadrifoglio. The instrument panel with accent stitching and armrest with French-seamed accent stitching are also covered in leather. Door handles and door sill plates are finished satin aluminum.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is priced at Php 9,550,000.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super: Php 3,820,000

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Php 9,550,000

Here are photos of our previous Alfa Romeo drives. Is it obvious we’re happy they’re back?

Classic Alfa Romeo Milano

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo 155 Super

Alfa Romeo Brera and Alfa Romeo 159

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (make sure to catch it in the upcoming C! November 2018 issue)