2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING
Alfa Romeo Reborn
Alfa Romeo’s born-again Giulia of 2016 heralded something of a reboot for the Italian brand. Specifically, it marked a return to rear-wheel-drive saloon cars; a formula that had served Alfa extremely well over the decades.
Rocking the Establishment
But if the basic Giulia packaging was a breath of fresh air, Alfa soon realised that the car was good enough to take on the high-performance mid-sized sedans at their own game. And suddenly, the likes of the BMW M4, Audi RS4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 were firmly in Alfa’s sights.
Pump up The Volume
To arrive at the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the designers resisted adding all-wheel-drive to the Giulia’s supple, yet very direct platform, retaining the throttle steerability so highly prized by old-school enthusiasts. Then, Alfa turned to sister company Ferrari for powerplant inspiration. The end result was a 2.9-litre V6 with twin turbochargers that was, fundamentally, three-quarters of a Ferrari V8. But don’t let the cylinder count fool you, the Quadrifoglio pumped out an astounding 375 kW of power. Enough, in fact, for the car to set a sedan-car lap record at the notorious Nürburgring circuit in Germany.
1 of 4 in Australia
That achievement could not go without a celebration, and this car is it. With global production numbers limited to just 108, the Giulia Quadrifoglio Nring was always going to be special. But with just four units finding their way to Australia the model’s collectability was ensured before it had even hit showrooms.
Features include: Circuito Grey Matte exterior, exposed carbon-fibre roof, red brake calipers, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, carbon-fibre exterior mirrors and grille, specific badging, two-tone leather interior, Sparco carbon-fibre race seats, steering wheel in leather, Alcantara and carbon-fibre, full connectivity, Harman Kardon sound-theatre stereo system.