The first electric Alfa Romeo Giulia will hit the track next year.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia recently received a facelift for the 2020 model year. Debuting alongside the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the 2019 LA Auto Show, the Italian performance sedan looks even more stunning thanks to new exterior enhancements including a new body-color kit, painted wheel flares, lower rocker panels, and rear fascia. This Alfa Romeo Giulia, on the other hand, is unlike any other. Say hello to the Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR.
Whereas the range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged, Ferrari-sourced V6 producing 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, the Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR has an electric powertrain with an electric motor generating 402 horsepower of continuous power and 671 horsepower of max power to meet racing regulations. A single-gear transmission sends power to the rear wheels.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR was built by the Romeo Ferraris team from Monza, Italy, and will make its competition debut in the upcoming ETCR series in 2020 for electric touring cars based on production vehicles. Each model competing in the series packs a 65-kilowatt-hour battery.
Romeo Ferraris is the first non-factory team to join the ETCR Series and already has experience racing Alfa Romeos, having entered the Giulia in the TCR series. "We are happy to announce the start of a new adventure for our brand. The world of tourism has always been very fascinating for us and it is no coincidence that our victorious history of the last twenty years has focused on this kind of car," said Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager.
"After having given the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR the maximum result attainable on the international scene by a private program like ours, we decided to dive into it, perhaps even with a modicum of unconsciousness, towards this new project of the ETCR championship. Although there are still many things to be clarified, as is normal when such a great idea comes from a white sheet, we believe that the world of electricity is now the necessary turning point to follow not only in the road world but also in the racing world."