Back in May, we told you about Alfa Romeo building six special-edition 2013 Giulietta sedans to commemorate Alfa’s staring role in the Hollywood blockbuster, Fast & Furious 6. Well, Alfa Romeo, in collaboration with MTV, has given the first one away.
Lucky contestant Lisa Clyma of Hampshire correctly identified the movie scene that featured the Alfa Giulietta. Now she’s taking the Competizione Red sedan home.
The six special-edition cars feature Alfa’s 1.4-liter, 170-horsepower, MultiAir engine; sport suspension; 18-inch dark-titanium alloy wheels; a commemorative FF6 plaque; and most importantly, a dashboard featuring signatures from the star-studded cast, including Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
Other modifications include red Brembo brake calipers, side skirts, a rear spoiler, full-leather sport seats, aluminum sports pedals and Alfa’s signature D.N.A driving mode selector. The Giulietta is capable of hitting 62 mph in 7.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 135 mph.
We’re sure the other five Giuliettas are spoken for with an asking price of only £25,675 ($41,249 at current exchange rates), with a normal Giulietta starting around £19,000 (about $30,500). That sort of markup doesn’t seem too bad considering the extremely limited numbers produced, the special equipment included, and the signed dashboard.
Click past the jump for more on the 2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The British market received yet another special edition; this time it comes from the Italian automaker, Alfa Romeo , and it is called the Giulietta Collezione Limited Edition. The easiest way to distinguish it from the rest of the lineup is by its exclusive contrasting roof offered as a standard feature. The roof is painted matte Magnesio Grey on models donning a black body, whereas Alfa Red and Ghiaccio White models receive a black roof.
Along with the roof, Alfa Romeo offers special 17-inch titanium-finish alloy wheels, titanium-effect wing mirrors, darkened headlight surrounds and chrome door handles. For the interior, the Collezione Limited Edition adds black and red competizione cloth upholstery, and titanium-finish inserts on the doors, central console and dashboard.
The new Giulietta Collezione Edition can be ordered in four different engine configurations: 1.4 TB with 120 horsepower, 1.4 TB MultiAir with 170 horsepower, 1.6 JTDM-2 with 105 horsepower or 2.0 JTDM-2 with 140 horsepower.
On the British market, the model is priced at £18,265 (roughly $27,500 at the current exchange rates).
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
Well, it did; and now we have the Alfa Romeo Giullietta Fast and Furious 6 Limited Edition. The model will be limited to only six units, which speaks to its exclusivity. It will only be sold in the UK via the Motor Village Marylebone in London and will come with subtle additions that will distinguish itself from other Giullietta models.
Each of the six models will get a numbered plaque that corresponds to each of the movies the hit franchise has had. Plus, the dashboard of each of the six models has been signed by the cast of Fast & Furious 6.
Powering these six special models is a 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower. This engine nets the Giullietta a 7.7-second 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time and a 218 km/h (135 mph) top speed.
“This is a very exclusive model taken directly from a blockbuster movie of global appeal," said Damien Dally, Head of Brand, Alfa Romeo UK.
"The Alfa Giullietta Fast & Furious 6 limited edition is a hugely exciting addition to our range, one we feel sure will appeal not just to fans of the films, but all those with a discerning eye for beautiful automotive styling."
Should you be interested in one of the six models, be advised that a lot of people are too. So get to stepping and prepare ₤25,675, which is about $39,100 based on current exchange rates.
Click past the jump to read about the Alfa Romeo Giullieta
It might not be the first car you associate with being “fast and furious,” but the Giulietta does have a lot of appeal to it; enough of it, at least, to be featured in a series of new promotional ads for the upcoming blockbuster.
Notice that one of the Giuliettas used in the posters is all sorts of banged up. We reckon that it’s the same one that was used in the movie; after all, you can’t really expect a car like the Giulietta to get subjected to that kind of beat down unless Vin Diesel or one of his crew was driving it.
Ultimately, it’s a good promotional tie-up for Alfa Romeo , particularly for a brand that’s looking to reestablish itself as a serious player in the industry.
And what better movie franchise to hitch your proverbial wagon on than Fast and Furious?
Click past the jump to watch the final trailer of Fast and Furious 6 and another video showing the Giulietta’s involvement in the movie
One of these models is called the Giulietta Veloce, a uniquely trimmed version of the company’s sports hatchback that is being touted as pretty fast, hence the "Veloce" designation.
In terms of overall uniqueness, the Giulietta Veloce comes with a number of new styling improvements that does, albeit slightly, makes it stand out. The exterior of the hatchback was treated to titanium finishes, including headlights dressed in dark trim, door mirror fairings with titanium finish, chromed front door handles, ’Veloce badges, and a new set of 17-inch sports turbine-design alloy rims with its own titanium finish.
The Giulietta Veloce can also be customized with a bevy of color options. Depending on whether you choose matte Magnesio Grey or Glossy Black for the roof paint, you can choose from a wide range of colors, including Pastel Black, Ghiaccio White, Alfa Red, Antracite Grey, Metallic Red, or Etna Black for the matte Magnesio Grey roof and Ghiaccio White, Alfa Red, Magnesio Grey, or Metallic Red for the Glossy Black roof.
Inside, titanium was also used widely, especially on the central part of the dashboard, the central tunnel and the door inserts. To jazz the cabin up even more, Alfa Romeo also gave the seats a new "Competizione" two-tone Black and Red fabric with contrasting stitching, while the steering wheel received leather with a matt black panel and red stitching.
It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the Alfa Romeo Giulietta , but a tuning firm has picked it up anyway with the intention of jazzing it up a but. Italian tuning firm, Auto Avio Costruzioni - under the coordination of Laurent Miller - has developed a very impressive tuning kit for the Italian hatchback. In fact, this a one-off kit priced at €40,000 or about $53,000 at the current exchange rates. Guess even hatchback owners have to pay for exclusivity.
The first thing the tuning company did was douse the subcompact car with a unique two-tone paint job that combines dark-grey for the lower body with a Lamborghini-sourced "White Ballon" pearl paint for the upper part of the body, as well as the wheels.
Under the hood, the car’s standard 1750 TBi turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been tuned to deliver a total of 270 HP and 284 lb-ft of torque (up from the standard 235 HP and 250 lb-ft). The Giulietta was also fixed up with a KW suspension that allows the driver to choose between multiple settings.
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Courtesy cars are nothing new in the auto industry. Collaborations between two companies have gone on for sometime now in an effort to entice the company’s respective clients in the industry. If you recall, Ferrari once went this route, releasing a limited edition model of the Fiat 500 as a courtesy model for its clients. Now, a couple of other models under the Fiat umbrella will be giving birth to another one of these models in the form of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta for Maserati Edition.
The car will be limited to only 100 units and will be distinguished with a number of styling cues befitting its association with the upper-echelon Maserati. Among these features include a new set of 18" allow wheels with enhanced diamond tooling and a larger set of red caliper brakes. Meanwhile, the interior of the Giulietta for Maserati Edition has been dressed in a “Maserati Brown” Venere leather upholstery with brushed aluminum inserts. There’s also an “Alfa Romeo for Maserati” plaque on the dashboard, to go with aluminum door sill plates with the names “Giulietta” and “Maserati” engraved on each side.
In terms of performance, the Giulietta for Maserati Edition will be powered by the top-of-the-line, 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Quadrifoglio Verde engine that produces an impressive 235 horsepower.
Alfa Romeo is working on a successor for the 147. It was supposed to be called 149, but Chrysler revealed by mistake its official name: Milano. The appearance of the Milano in Chrysler’s viability plan raised serious questions about if more Alfa cars will be heading stateside in the near future.
When/if the Milano appears in North America, the up-market hot-hatch would be a competitor for the Audi A3 . Engine choices should range between four and six cylinder, making 120 to 265 hp. While enthusiasts are big fans of hot-hatches, pricing will have to be very competitive for this to be successful with usually hatch-fearing mainstream America.
After last details about the Alfa Romeo 149 revealed last week, we bring you today new rendering of the future small car created specially for TopSpeed by our designer.
The 149 is based on the same platform as the Fiat Bravo and Lancia Delta. Just like the Alfa’s smallest car, the MiTo, the 149 will borrow from the lines of the 8C Competizione and translate it into a small hatch — not a bad place to start. Under the hood Alfa Romeo will place a range of 1.4-liter gas turbo and 1.9 diesel units ranging from 120bhp to 250bhp.
Its world debut will be made early in 2009 with production to begin later in the year.