2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Italy’s must have sports saloon - The name Giulia first appeared in 1962 when Alfa Romeo launched a light-weight four door saloon which brought the Italian manufacturer into mainstream motoring. However, the true spiritual successor of the 2017 Giulia is the legendary 1965 GTA Sprint. This particular iconic Alfa Romeo won a series of Turismo races with a career that lasted until 1972. It featured a the special Quadrifoglio designated to high performance Alfa Romeo’s from the 1923 Targa Florio to now the 2017 Giulia. Alfa Romeo has gone to great lengths to ensure the 2017 Giulia lives up to the Quadrifoglio badge.
|Alfa Romeo Giulia|
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia design consists of a very short overhangs, a long bonnet and front wings, a retracted passenger compartment 'settled' on the drive wheels and muscular rear fenders. The overall look conveys the 50/50 weight balance that Alfa Romeos have been known have. The distinct Alfa Romeo ‘Trilobe’ grille dominates the front of the car. The Giulia also features an aggressive bonnet design with the sides enhanced with prominent sides.
|1923 Targa Florio|
Underneath the bonnet of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a 2.9-litre all-aluminium six-cylinder turbo petrol tuned by engineers with Ferrari background delivers 380 kW (510 hp) and 600 Nm of torque. 0 to 100km/h takes just 3.9 seconds. Paired with the engine is a six-speed manual transmission. It rides on a double-wishbone suspension in front with a multilink in the rear and was shown with19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires (245/35R19 front, 285/30R19 rear).
Thanks to cylinder deactivation, the V6 engine consumes an average of 7-litres of fuel per 100 kilometres covered. The all-new Giulia also features a renewed Alfa Romeo DNA system, which modifies the car's dynamic behaviour according to the driver's selection: Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficient (energy efficiency mode implemented for the first time on an Alfa Romeo) and naturally Racing (on high performance versions).
An innovative electromechanical system, integrating stability control with system braking. In addition to optimizing the sensations of control on the brake pedal, it ensures a more immediate response. This system ensures an outstanding stopping distance: from 100 to 0 Km/h in just 32 meters.
|1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super|
|1965 Alfa Romeo Sprint Giulia GTA|
|1960 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Sprint Speciale|
The interior is simple, but rich in details and made with exceptional materials. The dashboard of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is leather wrapped, enhanced by genuine carbon inserts. The sporty seats are upholstered in Alcantara and leather, detailed with contrast stitching.
The steering wheel, home to the Red Alfa ignition button, is wrapped in leather. Ergonomic controls, infotainment and the driving position create a perfect harmony between driver and car in order to provide complete control of a unique driving experience, literally, from start to finish.
Comfort and driving pleasure are at the top of the category with Cruise Control, dual-zone automatic climate, rear camera, front and rear parking sensors, and the Alfa Engine sound system for maximum emotion in Race mode. The interior can be personalized through the choice of total black or two-tone black/red or black/ice interior ambience, with refined red or white/green stitching.
The infotainment system uses a Rotary Pad. It controls the infotainment system, 3D navigation and onboard parameters, displaying the vehicle’s performance in high definition on an 8.8-inch screen. The Harman Kardon Sound Theatre, available as an option, is designed to complement a highly in-tune driving experience, thanks to 900 watts of power channeled to 14 speakers.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been created to bring back the Italian brand’s legendary performance credentials. It is certainly the must have Alfa Romeo at the moment. The Alfa Romeo promises to be the ideal car for a thrill seeking driver thanks to its great performance.
With a recorded lap time of 7:39 on Germany’s nerve shattering Nurburgring, which is faster than Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, the Giulia certainly has the credentials of a true Quadrifoglio badged Alfa Romeo.
|Striking rear with quad exhaust pipes|