Alfa Romeo Will Turn Your Sad Stack Of $70k Into 505 Glorious Horsepower
Photography by Afshin Behnia
The world has been fooled in the past, like that one time Alfa Romeo and Nissan went steady, but it’d difficult not to be excited at the prospect of a new entrant into the stale world of Mercedes-Benz vs. Audi vs. BMW vs. The World comparison tests.
The new, rude-sounding, priced-around-$70,000 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio seems like it’ll be a welcome deviation from what we’ve grown accustomed to here in North America. More than five hundred horsepower, a manual transmission, active aerodynamics, and a Nürburgring time reportedly 13 seconds faster than a BMW M4 should give the car a fighting chance against the norm when it arrives at dealerships.
Equally interesting is the base model Giulia, with a 276 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a $40,000 price tag, targeted to hit the heart of the premium sedan market. The Quadrifogio may be what we yearn for, but the car will ultimately live or die based on sales of more humble variants.
But we’ve got some time to watch it all unfold. For now, after years of pleading for Alfa Romeo to return to the U.S., the brand will offer both a mid-engine sports car and fire-breathing AMG-eating sedan. Can’t complain about that.
I guess all that’s left to do now is take one for a test drive.