Italian opera is a beautiful art form that is both poetic and dramatic at the same time. So, it seems only fitting that the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia made its sensational debut at the recently restored Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Milan under the bravada of an Italian tenor.
Here is a look of the new Giulia:
What we know about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia is that the car was developed by Alfa Romeo’s skunkworks program and uses a brand-new rear-wheel drive platform that can also be configured as all-wheel drive. With a 50/50 weight distribution, the Giulia Quadrifoglio trim is fitted with an all-aluminum 510 horsepower 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 tuned by Ferrari engineers. Zero to 60 performance is a blazingly fast 3.9 seconds.
Other features include electronically controlled adaptive dampers, torque vectoring, active aerodynamics and lightweight materials. Alfa Romeo has done a beautiful job designing this new Giulia sedan and cross shoppers may well choose styling over performance when it comes to choosing a four door.
The Giulia’s arrival has been set back by several delays. This is because the original plan was to base the car on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) platform underpinning the Chrysler 200, but with Sergio Marchionne’s decision to make all Alfa Romeos either rear- or all-wheel-drive, a drastic redesign was called for. The new Giulia, which carries the internal code Tipo 952, will be the first recipient of the platform.
At this time no further details about pricing or release date has been announced. Whether or not this Italian beauty will make it to the United States remains to be seen.