The upcoming Formula One season will see Alfa Romeo return to the sport and compete under their own name. To celebrate their return, Alfa Romeo have unveiled the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing variants. Yes, these variants are limited editions and yes, Sauber Engineering did lend a hand.
The exclusive carbon fibre Aero kit which is present on the these two vehicles was designed with assistance from Sauber Engineering. According to Alfa Romeo, the Aero kit improves the two vehicles aerodynamic performance increasing downforce and improving their general dynamic characteristics.
The Aero kit isn’t the only new addition, Alfa Romeo left no stone unturned and added carbon fibre exterior details which also includes the roof. A custom Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, carbon ceramic discs with bigger brakes, Sparco Alcantara and leather bucket seats with carbon shell and of course that awesome paint scheme features too.
The paint scheme pays homage to the Italian automaker’s 2019 Formula One title challenger, the C38. To finish off the exterior upgrades Alfa Romeo has equipped the special edition Giulia QF with a set of 19-inch wheels while the special edition Stelvio QF gets a set of 20-inch wheels. Both vehicles have lost some weight, altogether weighing in at approximately 61 Ibs (28 Kg) less than their standard variants.
Both of these limited edition models are powered by the familiar 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 engine, producing 512hp which is an increase of approximately 10hp. Both versions also make use of an eight-speed automatic transmission. The performance figures for these two limited edition Alfa’s haven’t been made available yet but none will be going to the United States.
As for pricing details, these haven’t been made available to us yet either. These two limited edition Alfa’s will most likely cost more than their standard variant siblings.
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