Sportsmanship can be understood under many parameters. Some attach importance to data, such as top speed or acceleration . Others, on the other hand, are to value the sensations that the car gives us, beyond being (or not) the best in terms of numbers. Technology has democratized performance, allowing a regular driver to get behind the wheel of a sports car with more than 300 hp. The aids, traction controls and turbo deliveries are becoming more linear, making it easier to adapt and go fast without being particularly good. The summary is positive: fewer road deaths. The reality is that true pretrolheads still like to challenge themselves and stay focused on driving. A challenge offered by a few models such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde , the cornerstone of a firm that still pays homage to its racing history.
That respect for his roots is palpable in his Alfa Romeo museum: “La Macchina del tempo” (Arese). We were walking around his most iconic pieces, a day full of emotions and in which we were able to talk with Alejandro Mesonero, his current design director . That interview helped us to get an idea of the path that Alfa Romeo will take in its new aspect as a 100% electrified firm , something that does not seem to square with said heritage of horses, racing and fuel. However, after testing the Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde, we remain hopeful that, since the signing, they will be able to retain their radical character .
In addition to its beauty, which is palpable from the first moment, the Giulia QV has a mechanical arsenal that makes it one of the most desired on the market. His rivals have a task, because the iconic Alfa few can achieve it. We are talking about alternatives such as the Audi RS4 or the BMW M3 Competition , both models that have switched to all-wheel drive as a method of sporting efficiency. In the following gallery we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of opting for the Italian model. A variant that, by the way, was the first to be developed during the project that gave birth to the current generation of the Giulia .