Months ahead of its official launch, more than 100 Australian orders have been secured for Alfa Romeo’s racy all-new Giulia QV high-performance sedan.
Alfa’s 375kW/600Nm twin-turbo V6 rear-drive rocket stopped the clocks at 7mins 32secs when test driver Fabio Francia lapped Germany’s Nurburgring circuit in September – claimed to be a new record for a production sedan.
Driving via a sporty eight-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual operation, the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV covers zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds – one-tenth faster than the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG S.
With extensive use of carbon-fibre to keep weight down and an active front splitter which lowers at speed for enhanced aerodynamics, these are just part of the technology package which Alfa hopes will take the Giulia QV onto the same page as its German rivals.
There’s also active chassis dynamics courtesy of the next-generation DNA Pro dynamic drive system.
And the technology goes further with standard features like active cruise control, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian awareness and adaptive bi-xenon headlights.
Alfa Romeo fans are pleased styling for the all-new Giulia continues the hallmark Alfa Romeo ‘shield’ grille and the QV model ramps-up the high-performance theme with its extras including 19-inch forged alloy wheels.
Inside, the QV runs sports seats in leather and Alcantara, aluminium and carbon-fibre highlights, an 8.8-inch multimedia screen and a premium 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
Alfa Romeo Australia still hasn’t released pricing for the Giulia QV, which goes on-sale in February.
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