2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Italians seem to have a flair for everything… and the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is rolling proof of that. Following the mid-engine 4C debut in 2014, Giulia is the company’s second serious step back into the American market, and a seriously beautiful one at that.
You know at once it’s an Alfa, with a front fascia theme that dates back to the 1950’s. But, today’s Alfa artisans have given the central shield, whiskers and LED/bi-xenon lighting a totally modern stance.
Down the side, a deeply sculpted character line maintains the car’s simple elegance, along with the fender vents and historic 4 leaf clover badge on the top performing Quadrifoglio.
In the back, lights clusters highlight its width, with quad exhausts nestled in the rear diffuser. It’s one fast sculpture even standing still.
This premium compact sedan is rear-wheel drive and it is built on an all- new platform. There are three flavors. A 280-horsepower turbo-4 is standard on the Giulia and Giulia Ti. While the Quadrifoglio we drove sported a 505-horsepower 2.9-liter V-6 bi-turbo derived from Ferrari. Take that M3! Indeed, Alfa says it’s the most powerful production car engine they’ve ever built… and we believe it.
BEN DAVIS: “In a market where a lot of the competition is losing sight of the true driving experience, Alfa is laser focused on bringing it back 10 fold and this Giulia is definitely that.”
The cabin is roomer and more comfortable than it looks, with abundant Italian style, especially in the leather and accent stitching. The steering wheel is inspired by Formula-One. A red engine start button as an exclamation point.
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia finally Quadrifoglio goes on sale in the US in December starting around $70,000. Lesser trims arrive early next year starting around $40,000.
Engine: 2.9 liter
Price: Starting around $70,000