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.
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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.