LA 2015: Is This The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV You've Been Waiting For? [Video]

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

Square-jawed linebacker and sometimes-Alfa chief Reid Bigland took the covers off the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV for the first time in North America on Tuesday.

The car, which has been delayed about six months, will boast 505 horsepower and a price tag in the “$70,000 range” when it goes on sale next year. According to Bigland, the Giulia QV’s 7:39 lap around the Nurburgring is the quickest for any sedan.

For the reveal, Alfa brought out its big guns. A compendium of cars from the automaker’s heritage lined its outdoor tent, including a 2008 8C, 1967 GTV, 1970 Giulia 1300 Ti, et al. (Why no Milano, no 164, or you know, ones I can actually afford? — Aaron)

The highlights:

• 505 horsepower

• 443 pounds-feet of torque

• Six-speed manual or automatic

• 3-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6

• 3.8 sec. 0-60 mph

• 191 mph top speed

• 7:39 Nurburgring lap time, 13 seconds faster than 911 Turbo

• 50/50 weight distribution

• 8.8-inch wide infotainment system

• Carbon fiber accents

• Probably not the best climate controls for a luxury sport compact

Bigland also outlined the base Giulia, which cost in the “$40,000 range” when it goes on sale. An all-new 276-horsepower, direct-injection four cylinder engine will power that model from 0-60 mph in around 5.5 seconds.

The Giulia’s exhaust note — not as potent as the 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale — sounds impressive in person.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 19, 2015

    Those are the cruise control buttons from a Cruze. How could this be faster than a Panamera Turbo or an Aston Rapide?

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Nov 21, 2015

    All this car needs is two tone paint, maybe pink over black, some nice, red and green plaid seat covers, and a matte green painted metal dash.

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