With no limits on the Autobahn, the driver of this Giulia QV goes all out.
Perhaps one of the most competitive and beautiful compact luxury sports sedans in America, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is both beauty and beast. While its eye-catching looks are inherent, its performance potential hangs on the skill of the driver and conditions of the road. One fortunate driver got to put the Giulia Quadrifoglio to the test, going all out in a top speed run through a no-speed-limit section of Germany's famous Autobahn. Before lifting off the throttle and applying the brakes, the driver managed to hit 180 mph on the straight, reaching just below the Alfa's top speed of 191 mph.
Under the hood of the Giulia Quadrifoglio is a Ferrari-sourced 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine rated at 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels. Put the pedal to the metal and the sportscar darts from off-the-line to 60 mph in a quick 3.8 seconds, right on par with the BMW M3 Competition, Audi RS3, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63. Lightweight carbon fiber body panels, a performance-tuned suspension, and Brembo brakes help keep the Alfa in the top echelons of the elite super-sedan segment. While Alfa doesn't offer the Giulia QV with a manual gearbox, the eight-speed auto is lightening quick and the column-mounted shifters provide plenty of engagement.
Pricing for the latest Giulia Quadrifoglio in the USA starts at $74,750 brand new, but Alfa offers an attractive selection of performance-oriented extras such as an exterior carbon fiber package, carbon-backed Sparco race seats, and an active driver-assist package. Most American buyers may not be able to push their Qudrifoglio as hard as this driver did on any main road, but the US has plenty of race tracks that will suit its performance-focused intentions. And besides, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is also a pretty sweet daily driver.