Alfa Romeos are generally spectacular cars if they are well builtbecause they are extremely beautiful to look at. However, Quadrifoglio helps the Alfas take that extra step to become memorable by equipping these beauties with legendary engines.
Alfa Romeo’s high-performance division first appeared with its legendary shamrock symbol in 1923 during the iconic Targa Florio race. Quadrifoglio was born to help Alfa Romeo win racing competitions and become an international brand.
However, the first road-approved Alfa Romeo to receive the clover leaf badge was the Giulia in 1963. From that point on, for almost 60 years, Quadrifoglio has offered the world many incredible rides.
Alfasud Sprint Quadrifoglio Verde
The Alfasud is one of the most beloved cars ever produced by Alfa Romeo. Anyone who has ever owned one has nothing but good to say about it. The Alfasud as the base model was a cute car with a nice design, but the engine was nothing special as it was just a 1.2-liter flat-four.
For the Quadrifoglio version, Alfa Romeo fitted a 1.7-liter inline-four which increased the original output from 76 horsepower to 116 horsepower and could push it to a top speed of 122 mph. The car was in production from 1976 to 1989.
Quadrifoglio Verde Spider
The Spider is Alfa Romeo’s oldest model as it was in production from 1966 to 1994. The car has countless generations and all of them are memorable. However, the most exciting to drive is the third generation Quadrifoglio Verde.
It was powered by a 2.0-liter Twin Cam inline-four that produced 126 horsepower and could push this beauty to a top speed of 130 mph. Over 100,000 Spiders have been sold worldwide in nearly 30 years of production.
The 75 is one of the most popular cars ever made by Alfa Romeo because in just 7 years of production from 85 to 92, the company has sold over 380,000 units worldwide. The 75 was supposed to be the Italian response to the German sedans and it was powered by a reliable 1.6-liter inline-four engine.
However, Quadrifoglio decided to discard this engine and create a beast. The engineering team mounted a 3.0-liter V6 that produced 189 horsepower and could push the car to a top speed of 140 mph.
Giulia Sprint GTA Quadrifoglio 1965
This car is an absolute icon in Italy because it is incredibly fun to drive and absolutely beautiful. This car is the perfect example of what Italians mean when they say “Alfas are the Ferraris of the poor”.
This car can give you as much fun as a Ferrari for a fraction of the cost. The Giulia was powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four that produced 113 horsepower and could reach a top speed of 115 mph. The car weighed just 800 kg, which made the GTA extremely fast.
It is one of the rarest cars ever manufactured by Alfa Romeo because only 14 units were built between 1967 and 1969. It was called Stradale because it was the approved road version of a racing car. The car is a vintage beast because it is powered by a 2.0-liter V8 that produces 227 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 160 mph.
The car also had lightning-fast acceleration for a 1960s car as it was able to go from 0 to 62 mph in less than 6 seconds. A Stradale 33 is now worth over $ 10 million.
The Stelvio is one of the coolest SUVs on the market today because it combines the robustness of a bulky vehicle with the performance of a supercar. The car is powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that produces 503 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 173 mph.
This heavy vehicle is so fast that it can go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.8 seconds. The car was first presented in 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and marked the Italian brand’s return to the North American market after years of absence.
The Giulia was Alfa Romeo’s flashy way of returning to the market with a new and incredible car. The base version looks good already, but the Quadrifoglio is a scary supercar disguised as a sports sedan. The car is also powered by a turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engineered with Maranello engineers to be extremely powerful.
The engine produces 503 horsepower and can push the Giulia to a top speed of 191 mph and can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds. This car was created to compete with all BMW ‘M’ and Mercedes AMG of this world.
155 TI V6 Quadrifoglio
The 155 was one of the most exciting cars to compete in the FIA touring class because it was powered by a magnificent 2.5-liter V6 that had an obscene power of 420 horsepower. The 1993 season was dominated by the 155s as it won 11 of 22 races.
The street version was also an incredible car as it was powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that produced 185 horsepower and could easily reach 140 mph. The car was not only blazingly fast, but it was also very beautiful to look at thanks to its unique square look.
The name Competizione only means one thing, that this car will compete and race against anyone because it is a magnificent beast but quite aggressive. The engine had been assembled by Ferrari and it shared several components with the Maserati Gran Turismo.
The car was powered by a 4.7-liter V8 which generated 444 horsepower and could push the car to an electronically limited top speed of 181 mph. The car was able to go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds. Only 1000 units were made of this beautiful Italian supercar.
Giulia GTA Quadrifoglio 2021
Obviously, someone at Alfa must have thought that the “base” Giulia Quadrifoglio was not fast enough. Therefore, they created an even more brutal version of it, the GTA. The car is powered by the same engine, a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6.
However, the new horsepower is 533 horsepower, which promises to push the GTA to a top speed of over 200 mph and go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds. Only 500 units will be made of this car and its starting price is expected to be $ 155,000.
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