Alfa’s New 503hp Giulia QV Looks Great Going Sideways (Image Gallery)
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV (Gallery)
The performance version of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan is finally breaking cover and we’re quietly excited.
Priced in Europe from €79,000 to €95,000 we’re looking at a BMW M3 and AMG’s C63S competitor on our hands. The Giulia will be available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variants.
Under the hood the Giulia QV is powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 producing 503hp (380kW) and 442 lb ft (600Nm) six-cylinder 2.9-litre turbocharged engine. Performance is spectacular, with sprints to 60mph in 3.9 seconds and top speed of 190mph (305km/h).
Class-leading power-to-weight ratio and perfect weight distribution may explain Alfa Romeo claims that the Giulia QV managed a lap of the famous Nurburgring racetrack in a 7m 39s, besting both our favorite Merc and BMW competitors. In fact, it is quicker around the green hell than a Porsche 911 GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo and even a Pagani Zonda S. Not bad.
2.9-litre twin turbo V6
8spd auto, RWD
503bhp @ 6500rpm
440lb ft @ 2500-5000rpm
0-62mph in 3.9secs190mph max
198g/km CO2, 33.0mpg