Thursday, 25 April 2019

Oh new Alfa Romeo, wherefore art thou?

THE new high-performance Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde models — which made their world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March — are set to go on sale in the UK later this summer.

The first Alfa Romeo to bear the Quadrifoglio Verde was the RL driven by Ugo Sivocci that won the Targa Florio in 1923. Since then all racing Alfa Romeos have carried the emblem for good luck and in the Sixties they also began appearing on high-performance versions of road-going Alfa Romeo cars.

The new Quadrifoglio Verde versions of the MiTo and Giulietta follow in the tyre-treads of the best of these Alfa Romeo models, drawing on their heritage of performance and driving pleasure but without compromising on efficiency, respect for the environment and everyday practicality. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde will make its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June and goes on sale shortly thereafter with prices starting from £28,120 on-the-road.

The first examples to reach showrooms will be the special “Launch Edition” model which builds on the specification of the standard Quadrifoglio Verde but adding carbon-fibre mirror covers, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler, distinctive new side skirts, a front air dam, a rear diffuser, 18in five-hole alloy wheels with a burnished finish and a unique numbered plaque. Just 500 examples will be built in total with 100 coming to the UK in July priced from £30,280 on-the-road. The standard colour will be Alfa Red (a £510 option on the standard Alfa Romeo Giulietta) with matte Magnesio Grey and 8C Red optional.


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