To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Giulietta is now available in a new Quadrifoglio Verde version, a true expression of Alfa Romeo's racing DNA. With respect to the other versions in this range, the new Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde is characterised by a decisive look and a strong personality. In addition, it features the exclusive engine inherited from the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar: the new 240 HP direct injection 1750 Turbo Petrol aluminium-block engine combined with a next generation 6-speed twin dry clutch 'Alfa TCT'.
To mark the launch, Alfa Romeo will present a special 'Launch Edition' Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde in a limited edition featuring specific components such as: carbon spoilers and mirror fairings, front and rear sports DAMs, side skirts and 18" alloy wheels with five holes and glossy Antracite finish. The Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde 'Launch Edition' will be available in Alfa Red or in Competizione Red (triple coat) in addition to the exclusive matt Magnesio Grey livery.
Outside, the car is distinguished by the typical ride of a true sports car and by the legendary 'Quadrifoglio Verde' emblem located on the side panel, near the direction indicator. Furthermore, a glossy Antracite finish for mirror fairings, front grille, door handles and fog light frames distinguishes even further the new Quadrifoglio Verde within the Giulietta range.
The new car's aggressive look is highlighted by specific large exhaust tailpipes and 17" or 18" alloy rims that reveal the braking system 'by Brembo' with 4-piston fixed red brake callipers and front discs oversized by 320 millimetres.
Attention was paid to details and high quality materials were chosen to represent the ultimate expression of Italian style. In particular, the black sports arrangement stands out and is further enhanced by the new instrument panel with special QV logo and by the new leather and Alcantara trim wraparound sports seats with built-in head restraints. The new moulded steering wheel with leather trim and contrasting white (or red) stitching is supplied as standard. The gear lever boot and the parking brake lever are leather coated with white and green (or red) stitching. Aluminium sport pedals, specific kick plate with QV logo, black roof lining and special mats complete the new version's interiors.
Engine and transmission
After its introduction on the Alfa Romeo 4C, the range's top performing engine is now fitted on the new Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: the new direct injection 1750 Turbo Petrol aluminium-block engine delivers 240 HP at 5750 rpm and has excellent specific torque and power values for its category, namely: 194 Nm/l and 137 HP/l. Extraordinary elasticity and sportiness are ensured by the 340 Nm max torque that remains stable in the 2000-4000 rpm range, but is already 80% available at only 1800 rpm.
The 240 HP direct injection 1750 Turbo Petrol engine implements an innovative aluminium block and specific intake and exhaust systems which have been optimised to enhance the sports appeal of the car even further. In addition, it boasts cutting-edge technical solutions including direct fuel injection, dual continuous variable valve timing, a turbocharger and the revolutionary scavenging control system which rules out any turbo lag.
The new 1750 Turbo Petrol engine is matched with the state-of-the-art 6-speed twin dry clutch 'Alfa TCT' in a combination made of automatic transmission practicality and sequential shift responsiveness. In detail, the transmission works in either all-automatic or sequential mode. The 'up and down' positions of the precise and ergonomic gear lever are managed manually by the driver, who can also choose to combine it with the shift paddles on the steering wheel. The car's character can be customised by the driver using the Alfa DNA driving selector to enhance its features of comfort, performance, safety and efficiency.
Another special feature of the 'Alfa TCT' fitted on Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde is the Launch Control system for managing starting from a standstill. Launch Control is activated by pressing the brake pedal while pushing the accelerator pedal all the way down and squeezing the paddle on the left of the steering wheel. As soon as you release the brake, the system automatically controls the gearbox, traction and power to maximise acceleration.
With this engine, the Giulietta's flagship can exceed 240 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.0 seconds, that is 8 tenths of a second less than the previous version with manual gearbox. These remarkable times can be obtained even by the least experienced drivers by using the Launch Control function. The driving emotion is further enhanced by the sound produced by both the new fuel intake unit - called 'QV Intake Engine Sound' - that enhances the low frequencies and the typical Alfa Romeo engine roar.
This impressive level of performance has been achieved with minimum impact on the environment: by implementing multiple injection control and advanced anti-friction and energy loss reduction systems, the emissions of the 'Quadrifoglio Verde' version meet the strict limits of Euro 6 standards. Furthermore, with respect to the previous Quadrifoglio Verde, the new Giulietta 1750 TBi 240HP TCT guarantees a significant reduction of CO2 emissions, dropping from 177 to 162 g/km.
The top-performance emblem is thus reinterpreted with a modern touch, combining the utmost driving pleasure with greater environmental awareness for an eco-conscious and sustainable sportiness.
Standard equipment and Infotainment
On the back of these exceptional dynamic qualities and performance/consumption ratio, Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde comes with an unprecedented array of standard equipment. This is shown by: new leather and Alcantara trim wraparound sports seats, specific instrument with QV logo, moulded steering wheel with leather trim and white (or red) stitching, 'Quadrifoglio Verde' external logo, dark trim headlights, Privacy rear windows, racing suspensions, side skirts, braking system 'by Brembo', aluminium sports pedals, special kick plate with QV logo, special mats with the Quadrifoglio Verde logo and special glossy Antracite finish racing accents (door mirror fairings, door handles, front grille and fog light frames).
Among the many elements added to the 2014 Giulietta and then extended to the Quadrifoglio Verde version there is the new Uconnect multimedia device with 5" or 6.5" touchscreen built into the dashboard. Both versions come complete with Bluetooth interface, Aux-in connector, USB port and voice commands. What is more, the 6.5" device also has a satellite navigation system with 3D bird's eye view maps, progressive route guidance and the 'One Step Voice Entry Destination' function for entering the address with voice commands. Both systems have been developed in collaboration with first-class partners: Harman and Here Auto for Uconnect 6.5" and Continental for Uconnect 5".
The main standard equipment of the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (for the Italian market) are:
New Alfa TCT with steering wheel controls
Carbon mirror fairings and spoiler
As the Quadrifoglio Verde is launched, the 'QV Line' pack is added for the Giulietta. In this way, the 'Quadrifoglio Verde' flair is also made available to the Distinctive and Exclusive trim levels fitted with other engines (with the exception of the 105 HP 1.4 Turbo Petrol and the 120 HP 1.4 Turbo Petrol LPG engines).
The 'QV Line' Giulietta is identified by a special external badge and by a ride typical of a true sports car, the braking system 'by Brembo', the front headlights with dark finish, the Privacy rear windows, side skirts and special glossy antracite finish sports elements for door mirror fairings, door handles, front grille and fog light frames. The same sports feel can be found inside the vehicle, as shown by the black dashboard, the aluminium sports pedals, leather and Alcantara upholstery for the sports seats, the moulded steering wheel with white (or red) stitching and the kick plate with the Quadrifoglio Verde logo.
The main contents of the Pack QV Line for Giulietta are:
Glossy Antracite trim on grille, handles, mirrors, fog light frames