Alfa Romeo unveil high-performance ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ MiTo and Giulietta
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:00
PERFORMER: New Giulietta QV is the range-topper
Alfa Romeo have launched new high-performance versions of the MiTo and Giulietta.
Unveiled ahead of their Geneva Motor Show debut, the ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ variants top their respective ranges, and will also inspire limited-run Launch Editions.
The Giulietta QV shares the same 1750 turbocharged petrol engine as the 4C, delivering 240hp and accelerating 0-60mph in 6.6seconds while meeting Euro VI regulations.
It is combined with ALFA TCT six-speed, twin dry-clutch transmission, which offers fully-automatic or sequential manual shifting via the gearstick or paddle shifters.
The driver can also customise the vehicle characteristics using the Alfa D.N.A driving mode selector which adjusts throttle response, engine performance, transmission responsiveness and power steering assistance.
Externally, the new QV boasts a glossy anthracite finish on the door mirror, front grille, door handles and fog light bezels.
It is also equipped with large exhaust tail pipes, new anthracite alloy rims, side skirts, a rear spoiler and red, four-piston Brembo brake callipers with 320mm front discs.
Interior features include new leather and Alcantara wraparound sports seats with one-piece backrests, new instruments and a new steering wheel.
Standard equipment, meanwhile, extends to Uconnect touchscreen multimedia system and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Alfa Romeo Launch Edition Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, with a limited run of just 500 vehicles, adds carbon spoilers, front and rear sports air dams and side skirts, and 18inch alloy wheels.
It will be available in Alfa Red, Competizione Red or Matte Magnesio Grey.
The new Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde, meanwhile, boasts a new 170hp 1.4litre MultiAir Turbo Petrol engine paired with six-speed, double dry-clutch ALFA TCT transmission.
It returns 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 124g/km, while sprinting 0-62mph in 7.3seconds.
External enhancements include a burnished finish for exterior detailing, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes, a rear spoiler, sports rear bumper, 17inch alloy wheels and red Brembo brake callipers.
Inside, the MiTo QV is equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, new QV instruments, a sports steering wheel with white stitching and a gear-lever boot and handbrake lever with white and green stitching.
The new Uconnect infotainment system is also standard, featuring a five-inch colour touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity.