Australians rushing to be first to own Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, world’s fastest sports sedan
- More than 100 Australian orders three months prior to February 2017 arrival
- Groundbreaking Giulia QV will be first in its class with active aerodynamics
- Best-in-class performance, power-to-weight ratio, and fuel efficiency
November 9, 2016 – Australians are already queueing up to be the first to own the world’s fastest sports sedan, the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, months ahead of the Nurburgring record-holder’s arrival in Aussie showrooms.
Already, more than 100 Australians have placed an order for the Giulia prestige saloon, which goes on sale in February. The 375kW, twin-turbocharged V6 Giulia QV can accelerate from rest to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 305km/h.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV currently holds the Nurburgring production sedan lap record of 7min 32sec, set by Alfa Romeo test driver Fabio Francia in September.
Francia set the lap record in a production-spec, rear-drive Giulia QV, highlighting the kind of scintillating performance Australian owners can expect when they get their hands on the new performance king early in 2017.
The 1585kg Giulia QV’s peerless combination of light weight – carbonfibre is used extensively throughout the car – and the searing 375kW output of its Ferrari-inspired twin-turbocharged V6 give this Italian sports sedan the best power-to-weight ratio in its class.
The Giulia’s potent engine is the most prodigious in its class for specific power, its 375kW coming from just 2.9 litres capacity. It is teamed with a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that has the smarts to preload downshifts if the driver flicks the paddle before revs have dropped sufficiently for a lower gear.
The engine also features cylinder deactivation to save fuel, making it the most fuel efficient car in its class, with a European combined economy figure of just 8.2L/100km.
The Giulia QV also features active aerodynamics, another first for its class. The front splitter lowers at speed to increase downforce.
The Giulia QV’s next generation DNA Pro dynamic drive system tailors the Giulia QV’s suspension, steering, drivetrain, and exhaust note to deliver the best of both worlds: Scintillating performance when you need it and refined comfort when you don’t.
Pricing for the Giulia QV will be released closer to its February arrival in Australia. The QV will come handsomely equipped with 19-inch forged alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) and automatic high beam, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Brake and pedestrian awareness, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and active cruise control.
Like the exterior, the Giulia QV’s interior evokes the twin themes of passion and premium performance typically the preserve of thoroughbred Italian supercars. The leather-wrapped surfaces throughout feature contrast stitching, along with aluminium and carbonfibre highlights.
The leather and Alcantara front sports seats are eight-way, electrically adjustable, and generously bolstered to help occupants withstand the Giulia QV’s prodigious cornering prowess.
Premium appointments include a Harmon Kardon 14-speaker sound system, and a bespoke 8.8-inch multimedia screen housing the entertainment system, satellite navigation and climate air-conditioning controls – easily accessed via a centrally mounted rotary dial with integrated handwriting recognition pad.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will make its Australian debut at the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo on January 14, 2017.
Australians keen to secure their very own Giulia, the automotive embodiment of Italian passion, performance and style, should register their interest at AlfaRomeo.com.au.
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
Body: Four-door sports sedan
Engine: 2.9-litre 90deg V6, twin-turbocharged
Power: 375kW @ 6500rpm
Torque: 600Nm @ 2500-5000rpm
Kerb weight: 1585kg
0-100km/h: 3.9 sec
Top speed: 305km/h
Fuel economy: 8.2L/100km*
Nurburgring lap record: 7min 32sec
* European combined cycle