Alfa Romeo to offer 1,000-horse Giulia Quadrifoglio

Do you lust after an Alfa Romeo but are afraid to buy one? No one wants to get stuck with a car the way Car and Driver did several years ago. Like a mate you simply couldn’t leave, the Alfa’s charms had a way of worming into their sense of judgement: “We would continue coming back to the Giulia, no matter how it betrayed us,” the magazine said in 2019. So, with Alfa now hinting at what’s in store for the 2025 Giulia, is reliability a hump that can be overcome?

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

According to Car and Driver, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato has confirmed the Giulia’s lineup will switch to electric powertrain for 2025. The base version will offer 350 horsepower, while the Veloce will produce 800 horses, and the Quadrifoglio will be closer to 1,000. Unfortunately, that means the current flavor-of-the-day, the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 in the Giulia Quadrifoglio, won’t make the transition, though the current Quadrifoglio offers half the horsepower of what is expected for 2025.

These cars will be built on Stellantis Group’s STLA Large platform, which is based on the Giorgio platform on which the current Giulia is based. It will utilize 800-volt architecture with fast-charging, and be capable of a range of up to 500 miles.

Is twice as much horsepower enough to get over the trance of piston-popping perfection? It remains to be seen … as long as it stays out of the shop.

The Journal

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