Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. Don’t be left out—join the ranks of those who Drive Tastefully.
Already a member? Log in
We're glad you're back.
Not a member yet? Sign up
We'll get you back on track.
37 Comments on "Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: A Study In Racing Genetics"
Giulia bloodline is exquisite, who cares if it’s an ad! Please someone submit a TZ-1 or TZ-2 video soon!
This is an artistic video that conveys (excellently) the passion and the thoroughbred lineage of Alfa Romeo. Bravo.
If you want an intersting and informed take on the car – as opposed to an alpha ad – check out
I just checked the Alfa Website and confirmed that you cannot get a Quafrifoglio in the U.S. with a manual, which would be a deal breaker for me. I think it is a beautiful car and I have always loved Alfas, but I will only buy a car with a manual.
Also in Europe (or at least here in Switzerland) the Quadrofoglio is only available with the 8 speed ZF 8HP auto.
However the Veloce (280hp) and the Super (200hp) are available with a stick.
I had a test drive with a Veloce at a dealer some weeks ago. Tried the manual (with a diesel) and the auto, i have to admit the ZF 8HP gearbox in manual mode is very nice to drive!
@Robert in LA I understand that manumatics are quicker and better on the track, but for me that is not the point. Both of my cars are manuals because I think they make the driving experience more fun. I enjoy developing my skills and “getting it right”. In fact, for that reason I also don’t want a manual that automatically matches RPMs when downshifting; that’s something I enjoy doing myself, part of the involvement in the driving experience that I want.
You know, I would still buy the manual. Ignoring that for the moment, I am learning more about the ZF 8HP and it is quite a beast. There are SEVEN wet plate clutches in the front of the torque converter. So it shifts in milliseconds, which is to say faster than a human hand can move a gear selector. Best of all, those clutch plates are out in front where they can be serviced with out cracking the case of the transmission.
The golden moment of the whole thing is that panning shot of the GTV diving in to the tight right-hander and drifting on the exit (1:00)! Notice the following shot of the new Giulia and how it’s weight gives it a little shimmy whereas the GTV was smooth as silk. I think I know who’s having the most fun! Also the sound of the twin-cam 4 is so beautiful! The Giulia’s snort is intriguing but give me the 4 banger’s song any day!
What beautiful car, I saw one on the road the other day. I’m with Robz3mc though, it needs to shed the Alfa reliability issues of the 80s/90s before I would actually consider one. Definitely a couple of years of US sales and service will tell.
Great ad. The car needs to prove it’s reliability before I plop down my hard-earned cash.
If an alien from another planet wanted to understand the human love affair with the automobile I would suggest they “go watch every petrolicious film”. It’s all there in artistic perfection.
Hello LJKS (aka GS). You’ll make a really poor secret agent. Your manner of writing and that very odd space before a period gives you away every time. 🙂
Totally made my day too. Very well done and thank you for caring about automotive soul. 400 years from now petrolicious will be the Bible of what’s visceral about some automobilesI like the Giulia Super, the GTV and the 2018 Giulia. I
The bills need paying – but adds for modern cars we can get elsewhere.
You can of course do this – but you’ll lose your brand. That’ll be the end of the site.
As I write this I’m in an apartment just off Via Guilia in Rome. Seems like some kind of karma that this Alfa clip came up. Well done Petrolicious!
Awesome commercial !!!!!
Great little video.
If I were going to drift a four door sedan, sideways, through the corners of a track that narrow, I would want a four or six point harness and a roll cage.
Quadrifoglio, GTA, Giulia Ti, AND a Tubolare Zagato all packed into about 3 minutes………nothing less than a glimpse of euphoria.
Commercial???? So what???? If this short video didn’t float your boat just stick with a Prius. Heck, some of y’all are reminding me
of Guitar Slinger…..
I’m finding difficult to believe “the ghost of LJKS” it isn’t under 15 years old.
What happened, did he finally get slung? Imagine his reaction to this one haha.
It sounds so good, it gives you goosebumps
Damn, so much ignorance in one sentence. I’m sorry but I can’t take your reply seriously Have a nice day!
so yes a commercial for Alfa, and although a bit of a let down for my tuesday I understand why you need to do them. Paying bills…well is paying bills we all have to do it.
May I suggest that maybe on these days you provide a “double shot”? Let us have the video we really look forward to, with this type of commercial as am intro or after the main video story? Just a thought. Out of all the commercials of the past, this was the best one but it just needs a little bit more vintage shots.
Pretty much like a long commercial for Alfa Romeo but I can’t say that I didn’t still enjoy it. One question though – I could be wrong but am pretty sure the manual transmission is not available in the U.S. Is it an option in Europe?
99,9% buyers won’t be able to handle that car properly with a manual transmission. Clutch would last a few hours.
We do not get the manual in the US for a couple of reasons. #1, they say the auto is faster on the track. #2, they would have to crash certify the manual at great cost (changing the transmission requires new certification). #3, enthusiasts still seem to prefer manuals but enthusiasts are a very small portion of the US auto buying public, it would simply not make financial sense. It is sad really… I very much wish I could buy the manual version. I guess I will have to wait 25 years.
Interesting about the manual transmission not being available in US markets. I wonder what the reasoning is?
I guess it is a bit like an Alpha commercial. And I’m sold! 🙂
option in Europe, not in USA, not in UK
Follow us on: