This year, there were more competitors for the specialist magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCAR’S prestigious ‘Sportscar of the Year’ award than in any other category, with a total of 24 vehicles competing for ‘sedans and station wagons/serial cars’. One rose above them all to claim the title: the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The top model of the series therefore 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, but are also powered by the identical V6 biturbo petrol engine, which generates 375 kW (510 hp).
Giulia Quadrifoglio is the showcase for Alfa Romeo excellence and an even purer expression of unparalleled performance, winning DNA and an unmistakably Italian style. The overhaul of the line-up is completed by its sophisticated technical and performance solutions: Giulia embodies the most refined concentration 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, while the 8-speed automatic transmission is calibrated to optimize fluidity and comfort. In RACE mode, the Giulia reaches its full potential with lightning-fast gear changes as quick as 150 milliseconds.
Furthermore, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is fitted with a range of systems designed to enhance the pleasure of driving, and offer the driver the most authentic, engaging experience possible behind the wheel. These systems include Alfa™ Active Suspension, Alfa™ DNA Pro selector with RACE mode, and the Alfa™ Active Aero splitter. They are all coordinated and adapted in real time by the Alfa™ Chassis Domain Control unit, constantly ensuring the ideal conditions for both car and driver to make the most of the exceptional performance of the vehicle.
To elect the ‘Sportscars of the Year’, the editors of AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS presented readers with a choice of 117 current vehicle models in ten competition categories, from small cars to SUVs, both standard and tuned versions.
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