Che Bello: Centenary Alfas Sold Out Globally
It might be easy to poke a bit of fun at cars that use a pot of paint and trim variations to mark a company anniversary but there’s no arguing that, when done right, people tend to line up for the chance to buy one.
Case in point – all 100 units of the limited-edition Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversary models sold out in every region the models were offered.
In case you missed it last time around, Alfa celebrated its 100th anniversary of the Quadrifoglio performance brand by building a hundred copies each of the Giulia and Stelvio equipped with a limited-edition 100th Anniversary trim. Gear such as unique wheels, carbon fiber mirror caps, and a dark grille were all part of the deal, as was a fettled limited slip diff that deployed some mechanical tricks instead of basically just using traction control wizardry.
The sold-out Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversary had a price tag of $85,160 while the Stelvio variant was stickered at $92,675. Think they’ll show up around the internet commanding a price premium given their relative rarity? Or are we getting past that dark era in car sales where even seemingly normal machinery had exorbitant markups?
But I digress. Under the hood of these limited-edition cars is the brand’s 2.9L turbocharged V6 engine good for 505 rampant Italian horsepower. Tosh like gold-colored brake calipers, gold-colored cabin stitching, and interior carbon fiber trim pieces with a new 3D(ish) finish are part of this package. The steering wheel is upholstered in leather and Alcantara, trimmed with black stitching and carbon fiber accents.
If you missed out, or simply didn’t want to pay almost six figures for a modern Alfa Romeo, this year’s Stelvio lineup now includes a new Competizione trim, based on the Veloce rung of its trim ladder and powered by the 2.0L turbocharged engine delivering 280 ponies instead of the Quad’s 505-horse twin-turbo monster.
Alfa adds active suspension equipment to the $55,825 Competizione, plus an upgraded stereo system and extra badging. This year’s Stelvio also gets fresh exterior lighting and a new digital instrument panel across the board. The Giulia also gets a Competizione trim, priced at $51,520. We'd take the sedan.
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