Alfa’s Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversario Editions Debut
Similar to what the M, RS and AMG performance divisions are to the BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz marques, the Quadriofoglio nameplate was formed exactly 100 years ago as the performance stable for Alfa Romeo.
Initially, the four-leaf clover was worn by the race-winning RL Targa Florio of Ugo Sivocci in 1923. To celebrate the centenary, the Italian marque is introducing limited-edition variants of the Giulia and Stelvio dubbed Quadriofoglio 100th Anniversario Editions.
Limited to only 100 units for the Giulia and Stelvio, the Anniversiario Editions boast bespoke features such as ‘3+3’ headlights with adaptive full-LED matrix technology, dark 5-hole 19” sports alloys for the sedan and bigger 21” for the performance SUV.
The wheels are home to exclusive gold brake callipers that commemorate the centenary. The same gold colour has been applied to the emblem mounted on the front wing of both vehicles, while the grille and mirror caps feature naked carbon-fibre treatment.
The duo is available in three body colours; Rosso Etna, Verde Montreal and Nero Vulcano.
The interior features a combination of black and Alcantara leather that is further complemented by exclusive contrast golden stitching and 3D-effect carbon fibre trim for the instrument panel, central tunnel and door panels.
The number ‘100’ is stitched on the dashboard in gold aside from the golden Quadriofoglio name, while the steering wheel is finished in leather and Alcantara with black stitching and carbon fibre inserts.
An entirely new instrument panel houses the telescopic Cannocchiale design and a fully-digital 12.3” TFT screen. Alfa Romeo has also added an exclusive Race configuration to the Quadriofoglio models that display information such as a rev-counter, speedometer and shift light for manual control via the central screen.
Powering the Anniversario duo is the same twin-turbo, 2.9-litre V6 engine that has been boosted to 387 kW and 600 Nm of torque, slightly more than the standard Quadriofoglio models’ 375 kW.
The truth is that the performance pair in their standard setting offers an engaging drive whilst reminding drivers that you need to own an Alfa at some point in life.
Details regarding local availability of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Anniversario Edition models remain sparse at this stage.