Sexy enough to make all of the US green with envy.
Alfa Romeo is banging on the door of its German rivals with a number of excellent performance cars, including the sporty Giulia. This sleek sedan is available in three states of tune, including the ferocious Giulia Quadrifoglio, which is capable of insane levels of performance. For those who aren't as power-hungry, the base model still offers some good shove in the form of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. Alfa Romeo has now announced the launch of a brand new special edition named the "Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Visconti Edition". The catch? It will only be made available in Japan.
The Visconti Edition is based on the "2.0 Turbo Veloce", and comes with its own special body color, interior, and exterior fixings, and added features, making it a truly special edition, and not just an expensive appearance package. The Visconti Green Metallic exterior paint color was inspired by the Visconti family, an influential 11th-century household whose family crest includes a green dragon, which features on the Alfa Romeo logo. This color is matched by yellow brake calipers, dark exhaust pipe tips, dark Alfa Romeo emblems, and the edges of the front grille and side mirror housings are finished in black. The wheels feature monotone aluminum center caps, and you also get a big sunroof.
The interior of the Giulia Veloce Visconti Edition features Gray Oak inserts in the center console panel and Tan leather upholstery. The Visconti also comes with a number of premium standard features such as heated six-way front power seats, Alfa's DNA drive mode system, an 8.8-inch infotainment system with navigation, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Lucky Japanese customers will be able to get their hands on the new special edition Giulia from Saturday, March 13, and can expect to pay 6,190,000 yen ($57,658), approximately $12,000 more than the Giulia Ti Sport costs in the US.