Is this the model that could get Alfa out of its doldrums?

Alfa Romeo isn’t the easiest automaker to love. The brand may have a long and proud history but none of that has been evident in recent years. Even the Alfa Romeo 4C, as awesome as I think it is, has its share of detractors and naysayers. But all that could change with the arrival of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the very sedan that CEO Harald Wester said will “make or break” the automaker. The range-topping version of the Giulia wears the Quadrifoglio Verde badge and if the model turns out to be successful, the Giulia QV will have a big part to play in it.

Recently, EVO Diaries took the Giulia QV out for a quick run and while the host admitted that it’s too early to tell if the performance sedan is all it’s been made to be, the early returns are very promising. For starters, the model comes with a lot of imprints from Ferrari, particularly the 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that pumps out 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to post a 0-to-60-mph sprint time of 3.9 seconds, quicker than the BMW M5 and just two-tenths of a second off of the Mercedes-AMG E63. The Giulia QV also posted a lap time of 7:39 around the Nürburgring, an incredible time for a company that hasn’t had much to show for its own efforts.

Evo had more to say about the Giulia QV but I’m not going to spoil the details because watching the video should give you a better idea of what the magazine enjoys about the performance sedan. It’s been a while since Alfa Romeo has been on the receiving end of compliments, but for what it’s worth, the Giulia QV deserves every positive feedback it can get.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV here.

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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