By Euro Weekly News Media • 20 July 2015 • 8:18
ACCELERATION: 0 to 100 in 3.9 seconds.
THE Alfa Romeo Giulia, the top-of-the-range model sporting the Quadrifoglio badge, was recently introduced to the international press. The launch of the 2016 model also marked the brand’s 105th anniversary as well as a redesigned version of the familiar Alfa Romeo logo. Alfa Romeo is known for the sporty feel of its cars with good weight to power ratios, 50/50 weight distribution and innovative engines combining with Italian style to create a model much desired by car enthusiasts. In the Giulia, Alfa Romeo decided the key elements were the 50/50 weight balance and rear wheel drive. In order to balance the weights perfectly, the engine and the mechanical parts are arranged between the two axles. This is why the Giulia has very short overhangs, a long bonnet and front wings, a retracted passenger compartment ‘settled’ on the drive wheels and muscular rear wings which visually mark the point where power is unleashed onto the road. All this translates into a very generous wheelbase – the longest in its category – but contained in one of the most compact bodies. The six-cylinder turbo petrol engine tuned by engineers with a Ferrari background delivers 510hp and exhilarating performance; for instance, it accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in only 3.9 seconds. Incidentally, despite the sensational power and torque output, the new engine is surprisingly fuel efficient and implements an electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system. Prices for the Giulia have not yet been released
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