There were more candidates in no other class in the election of the “Sportscar of the Year” by the specialist magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS. A total of 24 candidates competed in the “Sedans and station wagons / Serial cars”. And the winner is: the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The top model of the series thus succeeds the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which won its category in the AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS competition exactly one year ago. Both vehicles not only won the same award, they are also powered by the identical V6 biturbo petrol engine, which generates 375 kW.
Giulia Quadrifoglio is the showcase for Alfa Romeo excellence and an even stronger expression of performance, winning DNA and unmistakably Italian style. The overhaul of the line-up is completed by this concentration of sophisticated technical and performance solutions, Giulia embodies the most refined expression of functional Italian design, all in inimitable Alfa Romeo style.
Its class-leading performance is guaranteed by the powerful 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo powerplant in 100% aluminum, capable of unleashing no less than 510 hp and 600 Nm maximum torque at 2,500 rpm. Delivery to the wheels is the responsibility of the Alfa™ Active Torque Vectoring system. The 8-speed automatic transmission is calibrated to optimize fluidity and comfort. In RACE mode Giulia expresses their full potential with lightning-fast gear changes in only 150 milliseconds.
Giulia Quadrifoglio is fitted with a range of systems designed to enhance the pleasure of driving, and offer the motorist the most authentic, engaging experience behind the wheel. These include Alfa™ Active Suspension, Alfa™ DNA Pro selector with RACE mode, and the Alfa™ Active Aero splitter. The systems are all coordinated and adapted in real time by the Alfa™ Chassis Domain Control unit, constantly ensuring the ideal conditions for vehicle and driver to make the most of the exceptional performance of the vehicle.
At the election for the “Sportscars of the Year”, the editors of AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS presented readers with 117 current vehicle models in ten competition categories to choose from, from small cars to SUVs, both standard and tuned versions.