To commemorate over 100 years of auto making, Alfa Romeo has unveiled its new flagship – the new Giulia – at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan.
The company revealed that the new Giulia centers around the driver and the promise of exhilarating driving experiences with sensitive steering, responsive acceleration and prompt shifting and braking.
The company is going to offer the new car in rear or four-wheel drive options; state-of-the-art six-cylinder 510 HP engine inspired by Ferrari technologies; new powertrain reference on the Quadrifoglio version; perfect weight distribution (50/50 across the two axles); sophisticated suspensions (the front is an Alfa Romeo exclusive) and the most direct steering on the market; unique, exclusive technical solutions, like Torque Vectoring for outstanding stability control; Integrated Brake System for considerably reducing braking distance and Active Aero Splitter for active high-speed downforce management.
Alfa Romeo Giulia makes ample use of ultralight materials, like carbon fibre, aluminium, aluminium composite and plastic, to obtain the best weight-to-power ratio (lower than 3kg/hp) and the car can reach 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
According to the company, the new Giulia encapsulates three particularities of Italian design: sense of proportions, simplicity and care for surface quality. The company added that the proportions are based on the technical architecture of the entire car: for Alfa Romeo the key elements were the 50/50 weight balance and rear wheel drive.
So, in order to balance the weights perfectly, the engine and the mechanical parts are arranged between the two axles because of which the new Giulia has very short overhangs, a long bonnet and front wings, a retracted passenger compartment ‘settled’ on the drive wheels and muscular rear wings which visually mark the point where power is unleashed onto the road.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia also features a renewed Alfa DNA which modifies the car’s dynamic behaviour according to the driver’s selection: Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficient (energy efficiency mode implemented for the first time on an Alfa Romeo) and naturally Racing (on high performance versions).
The passenger compartment of the new car offers the best in terms of quality, safety, equipment and comfort with a specific, profoundly Alfa Romeo style element: the centrality of the driver.