We expect the newcomer to touch down later this year.
Alfa-Romeo's awe-inspiring Giulia Quadrifoglio is readying itself for a facelift, according to new spy shots shared by an online car spotter.
The pictures, posted by the Instagram account gabetzspyunit, show the fiery sedan will receive a redesigned front end. We've seen the same treatment bestowed upon the regular Giulia and Stelvio, with both models now sporting a Tonale-inspired front fascia and headlights.
These upgrades include a revised Trilobo grille and LED taillights. The Giulia Quadrifoglio is already a handsome car, and despite hitting the scene in 2015, it doesn't appear dated. These changes will only make for a more appealing package. It's fair to assume the upcoming facelift will also sport the new Quadrifoglio logo, designed to celebrate 100 years of its existence.
Visually, this will give the Italian bruiser the presence it needs to compete with the BMW M3 and the new Mercedes-AMG C63, both seriously imposing super sedans. Hopefully, the Stellantis-owned brand will also offer the performance car with new wheel designs.
We don't expect many changes to find their way into the interior, but the new configurable 12.3-inch driver display will surely be included. It would be nice to see a few more sporting touches in the cockpit, to further differentiate the range-topper from lesser models. While a nice place to be, the cabin is less upmarket than those found in its direct rivals.
In terms of performance, the Giulia Quadrifoglio has always been a seriously potent contender.
The Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter V6 produces a healthy 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, allowing the Italian beauty to hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds before reaching its top speed of 191 mph.
It accelerates slower than the new four-cylinder powered C63, but the Alfa's exotic V6 more than makes up for the performance deficit. Perhaps Alfa Romeo is cooking up a hotter V6 engine with more power, but even if things remain unchanged, we're not complaining - the 690T powerplant is an absolute peach.
We also expect the updated Stelvio Quadrifoglio to arrive at the same time as the Giulia and anticipate the duo will arrive later this year. As for pricing, we expect a slight increase. Currently, the Italian performance sedan retails for $81,960 - about the same as an M3 Competition xDrive.
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