Only The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Can Make Kimi Raikkonen Smile

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For once, the Iceman can't control his emotions.

Famous for his apparent lack of emotion, Kimi Raikkonen, aka the Iceman, spends a lot of his time looking broody and offish, punctuated by spells behind the wheel of a Formula One car for Ferrari. Alfa Romeo has a car that will warm the heart of the coldest of men, something we’ve had the pleasure of discovering first hand. And after flogging the 503-hp sedan around Alfa’s proving ground with team mate Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s third driver, Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi breaks a smile.

A genuine upward turn of his lips, a moment of genuine happiness on the face of F1’s man of stone. The Scuderia Ferrari drivers were apparently competing to clock the fastest times. And, being a promotional video, they all won.

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Kimi clocked the fastest 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, Vettel managed the best lateral acceleration of 1.15 g, and Giovinazzi hit a top speed of 191 mph. Amazingly, these are the exact numbers Alfa claims the Giulia QV is capable of. At the heart of the QV is a Ferrari-developed 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, arguably the greatest powerplant of any modern four-door sedan on the market today. We can’t think of another car in its class that would put a smile on Kimi’s face. As the video says, emotions always win, and the Giulia QV is one hell of an emotional car.

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