2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta by Auto Avio Costruzioni

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.


Auto Avio Costruzioni’s tuning helped it improve, but only a bit. Despite the figures, it is still quite unappealing to me.

The combination of the colors is attractive to the eyes!

Auto Avio Costruzioni may have done very well on its engine, but I am not convinced about what they have perpetrated on the other parts.

Auto Avio Costruzioni has boosted its engine power more. I’m amazed, because that was a great increase.

Maybe Alfa Romeo is fond of using triangle grilles, because I’ve also seen it in some of the car models they have produced.

Why is everyone so worried about the settings? LOL. Oh its fascia is weird, but I like its two-toned paint job.

Under the hood is impressive, but how about the multiple settings, some of the readers are confused and is it really beneficial?

Maybe it will be a good aid, but we’re not used to multiple settings. How can this be helpful?

It is so simple and classy; under the hood is an impressive turbo charged four-cylinder engine that can deliver up to 270HP.

Is the multiple settings a good thing? Come to think of it, sometimes, things that are meant to help turns out to be troublesome. I just hope it’s not confusing to use!

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