Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has just revealed the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia at the brand's museum in Arese, near Milan. This top-of-the-line model will help the Italian-American auto group seize a share of the luxury market, and with 510 horsepower on tap, serious performance enthusiasts will be pleased as well.
As previously reported, the Alfa Romeo Giulia uses a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine; it can sprint from 0-100 km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds. Incidentally, despite the sensational power and torque output, FCA insists the new engine is surprisingly fuel-efficient in large part thanks to an electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system.
Styling is decidedly sporty and distinctively Italian, while weight distribution is a perfect 50/50. In addition, the wheelbase is the longest in the segment.
Similar to other great Alfa Romeo cars, the new Giulia was developed by an elite team of engineers, designers and stylists known within FCA as the “Skunks,” a nickname used in industries in the U.S. to identify the best squads to whom the most delicate and technologically innovative missions are entrusted. These workers have one goal: to create the Alfa Romeo of the future respecting the heritage resulting from the work and pride of thousands of people who have taken turns in the factories, offices, and on the race tracks.
The market release date and pricing for the Alfa Romeo Giulia will be announced in a few weeks.
FYI, Alfa Romeo was founded on June 24th, 1910 (Alfa stands for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili). Its glory years were the 1960s and 1970s, followed by darker times in the 1980s and later. With FCA now in control, the brand appears to have a rosy future.