MAY 25th 2016

Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – 500bhp Italian Monster

Only Alfa Romeo engineers could comprehend the pressure, the weight of expectation resting on their shoulders as they prepared what many would consider to be its first ‘proper’ saloon in a generation. Proper, insofar as it had its engine at one end and its driven wheels at the other, the classic Alfa configuration that applied to all those old Giulias, Giuliettas and countless others on which the company’s once gleaming post-war reputation was built. Perhaps that’s why the new Giulia and its Quadrifoglio flagship tested here are so late to the market. As Alfa boss Harald Wester candidly admitted, this is a ‘make or break’ car for his company.

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