Alfa Romeo is celebrating its Quadrifoglio emblem’s one centesimal birthday by rolling out limited-edition variants of the Giulia and the Stelvio. The commemorative automobiles obtain a extra highly effective twin-turbocharged V6, edition-specific visible accents, and carbon fiber inside trim.
The inexperienced Quadrifoglio (which implies “four-leaf clover” in Italian) first appeared on a straight-six-powered RL race automotive on the 1923 version of the Targa Florio, a grueling street race that was held in Sicily. Legend has it that pilot Ugo Sivocci had the symbol painted on his automotive for good luck. He received, and the Quadrifoglio rapidly started showing on Alfa Romeo’s race automobiles earlier than exhibiting up on street-legal manufacturing fashions.
Quick-forward to 2023, and the four-leaf clover denotes Alfa Romeo’s strongest fashions: the Giulia Quadrifoglio is the Italian firm’s reply to the BMW M3, and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio competes in the identical section because the X3 M. The limited-edition one centesimal Anniversario fashions construct on these foundations with a 520-horsepower evolution of the twin-turbocharged, 2.9-liter V6 (that is 15 greater than within the regular-production variants). Alfa Romeo additionally added a mechanical limited-slip differential derived from the sold-out, 540-horsepower Giulia GTA.
Primarily based on the recently-updated Giulia and Stelvio, the one centesimal Anniversario fashions include LED headlights,19-inch wheels for the Giulia (the Stelvio rides on 21-inch alloys), and edition-specific gold-colored brake calipers. Quadrifoglio emblems with gold-colored accents and “1923-2023” lettering are fitted to the fenders, and the listing of kit additionally features a carbon fiber grille and carbon fiber door mirror caps.
The inside will get an analogous remedy: There’s carbon fiber trim, gold-colored stitching, and a “100” emblem on the dashboard. Like their regular-production counterparts, each automobiles get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster whose structure modifications relying on the driving mode chosen.
Alfa Romeo will construct 100 items of the Giulia Quadrifoglio one centesimal Anniversario and 100 further examples of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio one centesimal Anniversario. Pricing and availability have not been introduced but, and deliveries are scheduled to start out within the coming weeks for consumers in European markets. Alfa Romeo confirmed to Autoblog that each fashions will likely be bought in the US. Consumers could have three colours referred to as Rosso Etna, Montreal Inexperienced, and Vulcano Black to select from. Extra particulars will likely be introduced within the not-too-distant future.