The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one powerful compact sports sedan and was recently subjected to a top speed run on a no-speed-limit section of the German Autobahn.
Its driver pushed it close to its limit on a long straight, overtaking several vehicles and making the analogue speedometer indicate almost 290 km/h (180 mph), before lifting off the throttle and applying the brakes.
Should he have kept pressure on the right pedal, then the Italian sports sedan would have eventually maxed out at 305 km/h (190 mph), according to Alfa Romeo. For the 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint, on the other hand, we are looking at less than 4 seconds, or about as fast as one of its biggest rivals, the new BMW M3 Competition, which does it in 3.8 seconds. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S boasts a similar sprint time.
Made with Ferrari’s expertise, the twin turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 produces 505 HP at 6,500 rpm and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque at 2,500 rpm. In the U.S., where the 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio has a starting price of $74,500, its fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg (13.8 l/100 km) in the city, 25 mpg (9.4 l/100 km) on the highway and 20 mpg (11.8 l/100 km) combined. The car is covered by a limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,467 km) overall, which also includes the powertrain, and a 12-year warranty for corrosion. The roadside assistance is included for 48 months, no matter the mileage.