Please put this into production, Alfa Romeo.
Whereas Volkswagen used the 2019 Mille Miglia race to give the Beetle a special send-off, Alfa Romeo presented a unique Giulia Quadrifoglio with retro-inspired Ochre paintwork at the historic 1,000-mile race. Essentially, it’s a gorgeous golden gloss color that, according to the carmaker, "underlines the Alfa Romeo Giulia's very short overhang and large front mudguards, the set-back cockpit resting over the drive wheels and the muscular rear mudguards”.
Alfa Romeo says the distinctive color is inspired by the brand’s models in the ‘60s and ‘70s that were available with a similar shade. Looking at archive photos of the old Giulia, the original color looks far less eye-catching and appears to be finished in satin in contrast to the shiny shade applied to the new model.
Unfortunately, if you were hoping to buy a Guilia Quadrifoglio with this retro-inspired paint job in the future we’re afraid you’re out of luck because it was made as a one-off to be displayed at the Mille Miglia. We reached out to Alfa Romeo and were told the Italian automaker has no plans to put it into production. "This special Ochre paint job is a one-off, special color to showcase the Giulia Quadrifoglio and it's an ode to the Mille Miglia," an Alfa Romeo spokesperson told us. "At this time, we have no plans to bring it into production." Pity.
Let’s hope the Italian automaker changes its mind if there's enough demand because we think it looks stunning and unique and helps the sports sedan stand out. Coincidentally, Lexus also recently unveiled the LC 500h Matte Prototype Concept in a one-off Space Orange.
While we’re still waiting for the successor to the 8C Competizione to arrive, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is currently the most powerful car Alfa Romeo’s fleet thanks to its twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that produces 503 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. This setup enables Alfa Romeo’s BMW M3 rival to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 191 mph.