The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has always been a four-door sports sedan masquerading as a supercar. Its 503 horsepower twin-turbo V6 and razor-sharp driving are what set it apart. So there was some concern when the automaker said the upcoming model of the vehicle would be electric.
The CEO of Alfa Romeo, Jean-Philippe Imparato, tried to reassure people about the upcoming Giulia in an interview with Autocar. With a basic model with 345 horsepower and a more potent Veloce model with up to 790 horsepower, the new vehicle will eventually become an EV. The true treat, though, will be a Quadrifolio with 1000 horsepower, or almost twice as much power as the current model.
The Quadrifolio will presumably have all-wheel drive and a similar setup to the new Maserati Granturismo Folgore, which has three electric motors and torque-vectoring ability. It will be the most potent version of the car. The EV’s range, according to Imparato, would be approximately 435 miles, which is similar to the current limit for internal combustion vehicles.
The CEO of Alfa Romeo stressed the significance of making the automaker entirely electric. “We switch because we must,” he said. Alfa Romeo would not exist if not. He wasn’t slow to point out that the change was one that owners would value, though. We’ll make an actual concrete substitution switch. I don’t want you to endure any suffering. I hope you adore it.
Design-wise, the Giulia might change from its current sedan shape to resemble a fastback waggon in an effort to entice more buyers. Imparato claims that despite this, it will still be “the Alfa Romeo we all want.”
Whatever form the new Giulia takes, it’s anticipated to appear by the middle of the decade and will aid Alfa Romeo in achieving its objective of becoming a completely electrified brand by 2027. According to this timeline, the new car will probably ride on the STLA platform and have the same 800-volt electrical architecture as Stellantis. With a 10 to 80% recharge requiring less than 18 minutes, the Guilia will therefore have a high level of performance in addition to quick charging capabilities.
But until the new electric Alfa Romeo Giulia arrives, we still have the old one, which not only includes the Quadrifoglio and the incredible GTA and GTAm.