AUBURN HILLS, MI – February 13, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
- Hagerty classic car experts select the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio to its annual “Hot List”
- Commemorates fourth year in a row Alfa Romeo has been recognized on Hagerty’s “Hot List.” Alfa Romeo has been honored every year since its return to the U.S. market. Former Alfa Romeo models selected by the classic car experts at Hagerty include 4C (2014), 4C launch edition (2015) and 4C Spider (2016)
- Annual “Hot List” consists of 10 highly selected collectible vehicles chosen for their joy of driving and collectability for future enthusiasts
- Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the first vehicle built off an all-new Alfa Romeo architecture
- The heart of the Quadrifoglio is the all-new, all-aluminum direct injection 2.9L twin-turbo intercooled V-6, producing 505 horsepower; and is what makes the Giulia Quadrifoglio the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car ever
- With impressive performance statistics of delivering 0-60 miles per hour in a class-leading 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph, along with a record-setting Nürburgring lap time of 7:32, Giulia Quadrifoglio is the fastest four-door production sedan in the world
- 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is available now with a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $72,000
With more than 105 years of brand history based around racing performance, Italian style and innovative technologies, Alfa Romeo vehicles have always been one of the most desired among collectors and enthusiasts; and now the classic car experts at Hagerty are highlighting the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio‘s stand-out combination of stunning Italian design and craftsmanship, race-inspired technologies and class-leading performance by adding the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car ever to its “Hot List” of future collectible vehicles.
“The Giulia is a true expression of La Dolce Vita,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “It’s the kind of car that makes you want to spend your time looking for twisty roads. The car has the ingredients to become a future classic.”
The 2017 Hagerty “Hot List” represents the most collectible cars under $100,000 to buy today. In order to be selected by Hagerty experts for their annual “Hot List,” a vehicle must deliver the joy of driving today, along with continue to foster every gearhead’s love of driving and become collectible in the future.
Bearing the iconic Quadrifoglio badge, adorned by all Alfa Romeo performance models, the all-new Giulia Quadrifoglio embodies the essence of Alfa Romeo’s racing legacy. The beating heart of this ultra-high-performance sedan is an all-aluminum direct-injection 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, delivering a best-in-class 505 horsepower, as well as earning the title of the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with a class-leading 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration in 3.8 seconds. Combined with an 8-speed automatic with aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters, which shifts in less than 100 milliseconds, the culmination of these performance attributes is a record-setting time at the Nürburgring of 7:32, making the Giulia the fastest four-door production sedan in the world.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio achieves these unprecedented figures with exclusive enhancements for ultimate performance. The Giulia Quadrifoglio is composed of a carbon fiber hood, roof, rocker panel moldings, rear deck-lid spoiler, segment-exclusive drive shaft, and active aero front splitter combined with aluminum body components for maximum weight savings that attributes to the near perfect 50/50 weight distribution. The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 supplies its 505 horses to the 19-inch staggered aluminum wheels (19 x 8.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear), wrapped with Pirelli P Zero Corsa three-season high-performance tires, and utilizing a torque vectoring differential the Giulia Quadrifoglio ensures increased performance in every corner and on every straight away.
Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty is the world’s leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, business coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com. Hagerty also provides online Valuation Tools and publishes Hagerty Price Guide, which are the premier guides for post-war collectible automobiles. For more information, please visit www.hagerty.com/valuationtools.
About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo continues to design and craft some of the most stunning and exclusive cars in automotive history, all while building on a racing heritage that includes some of the most talented and storied drivers and victories.
Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2018 Stelvio lineup is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the U.S. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – Stelvio Pass – the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be Italian. The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – standard on all Stelvio models, including the Quadrifoglio, provides additional driving confidence and superior control. Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will conquer the winding road for which it is named.
As the first of a new generation of vehicles on an all-new platform, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models embody Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, delivering race-inspired performance with a class-leading 280 horsepower, advanced technologies that include the available Q4 all-wheel-drive system, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. As the “halo” model in the lineup, Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsport knowhow with a best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that earns the title of the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, plus it enabled a record-setting Nürburgring lap time of 7:32 – the fastest ever by a four-door production sedan.
The handcrafted 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni, with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible power-to-weight ratio and with advanced technologies, including the all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged and intercooled engine with direct-injection and dual variable-valve timing, which enables supercar-level performance, including 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
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