When it comes to cars, “hot” is usually a word we reserve for coupes, convertibles, and exotics. But, occasionally, a four-door sedan comes around with just the right lines and proportions to give off a strong vibe of sex appeal. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio happens to be one of them.
Built on an all-new, rear-wheel drive platform (all-wheel drive available as an option), the vehicle doesn’t just bring killer looks – it has the performance chops to boot. Designed to deliver a visceral driving experience, it comes with a performance-oriented sports suspension (multi-link in the rear, double wishbones out front) and perfect 50-50 front/rear weight distribution, making for a car that should handle with equally beautiful precision.
Powered by a Ferrari-inspired, all-aluminum twin-turbo V6, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio puts out 510 horsepower, allowing it to hit 0 to 60 in just 3.9 seconds. Features include a torque-vectoring rear differential for heightened stability control, improved aerodynamics at high speeds via an active front splitter, electronically-controlled adaptive dampers, lightweight construction all-throughout (rumored curb weight is under 3,400 pounds), and a computer system called Chassis Domain Control to keep the various subsystems in check. It comes adorned with the refreshed Alfa Romeo badge, which the company describes as a “modern” take on the original logo.
The Quadrifoglio, by the way, is the top-of-the-range model for the Giulia, with details on the lower-power models so far unannounced. It’s being touted as a direct competitor for the BMW M3 and, from what we can see, it might be a formidable one.