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Quadrifoglio Super Sport : the special limited series

Quadrifoglio Super Sport : la série limitée spéciale
Alfa Romeo reveals Quadrifoglio Super Sport - a tribute to the first victory in the Mille Miglia

Alfa Romeo reveals Quadrifoglio Super Sport – a tribute to the first victory in the Mille Miglia

  • Alfa Romeo presents the new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport
  • Limited run of 275 Giulia and 175 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport will be sold worldwide
  • The limited special series pays tribute to the brand’s sporting history by celebrating the first victory for Alfa Romeo at the 1928 Mille Miglia in the 6C 1500 Super Sport
  • The Alfa Romeo Centro Stile has created a bold, celebratory reinterpretation of the Quadrifoglio logo, now in black for the first time in over 100 years
  • The interior is devoted to sportiness and features new 3D carbon fibre finish with a red weave, as well as front headrests with the red logo stitching and black numbering signify the exclusive limited series
  • Alfa Romeo 2.9-litre V6 engine producing 520 hp and a mechanical limited-slip differential, offers the true Alfa Romeo driving experience
  • Quadrifoglio Super Sport versions feature the typical Alfa Romeo driving dynamics including perfect weight balance, best-in-class agility and lightness, and extremely direct steering
  • Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport are available from £82,815 OTR and £91,835 OTR respectively

Quadrifoglio Super Sport : la série limitée spéciale

Alfa Romeo presents the new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport, a limited run special series celebrating the first victory for Alfa Romeo at the Mille Miglia in 1928.  

Only 275 Giulia Quadrifoglio Super Sport and 175 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport will be produced and sold globally. All 450 models will feature the sportiness, technical purity and technology that has resulted in Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio becoming contemporary icons in their respective segments. All Super Sport models will benefit from the handling and power-to-weight ratio that offer the true Alfa Romeo driving experience.

Alfa Romeo Centro Stile reinterprets the Quadrifoglio

To make this special limited series completely unique, and to celebrates the unbreakable bond with the world of racing, Alfa Romeo Centro Stile has reinterpreted the Quadrifoglio badge, a symbol that has long identified the highest performance cars from Alfa Romeo. For the first time in over 100 years, the white background of the triangle that has traditionally framed the green four-leaf clover gives way to black, lending even more boldness and solidity to the iconic coat of arms.

Features of the Quadrifoglio Super Sport special limited series

The Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport are the result of a century-old quest for technical excellence applied to racing and production cars. The 2.9-litre V6 engine delivers 520 hp and is combined with a mechanical limited-slip differential, a specific tuning derived from the Giulia GTA. This important technical solution contributes to the improvement of the car’s behaviour and traction, by optimising torque transfer and increasing stability, agility and cornering speed.

The Super Sport models also benefit from exterior changes including the new Quadrifoglio logo with a black background and widespread use of carbon fibre, visible on the roof (optional on Giulia only), in the ‘V’ on the famous scudetto and on the rearview door mirrors. Both cars benefit from the iconic Alfa Romeo Teledial sports alloy wheels, 19-inch for the Giulia and 21-inch for the Stelvio, with new black brake calipers. Stelvio is available in tri-coat Etna Red or metallic Vulcano Black paint, while Giulia is also available in Alfa White. The new ‘3+3’ headlights, with new adaptive Full-LED matrix lights with anti-glare and adaptable driving beam for optimal lighting in all conditions complete the front end. This new technology ensures energy savings, extensive improvement in safety and reduced eye strain.

Quadrifoglio Super Sport : la série limitée spéciale

The same sporty features can be found in the interior, where the 3D finish in red carbon fibre makes its debut in the dashboard, central tunnel and door panels. The front headrests are embellished with stitching of the Alfa Romeo and Super Sport logos in red and recognition of the limited-edition status (e.g. ‘1 of 275’) in black to distinguish them as part of the exclusive limited series. The steering wheel is upholstered in leather and Alcantara with black stitching and carbon fibre accents.

Both Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport benefit from best-in-class driving dynamics. This is a result of a quest for lightness, given the use of ultra-light materials such as aluminium for the engine and carbon fibre for the transmission shaft, bonnet, spoiler and side skirts. On Giulia, the aerodynamics remain active with the carbon-fibre front splitter. When activated, it controls the quality of air flow under the vehicle, to increase stability and performance. Both cars are fitted with an Akrapovič exhaust system for its unmistakable sound.

From exclusive aesthetics to technology and on-board connectivity everything is designed to offer the typical Alfa Romeo driving experience. The instrument binnacle featuring the historical cannocchiale design, including the fully digital 12.3-inch TFT screen, allows access to all the car’s data and the settings for the autonomous driving technologies. In the Quadrifoglio, on top of the three layouts available across the Alfa Romeo line-up – Evolved, Relaxed and Heritage, the exclusive Race configuration is also offered.

The Race layout brings all the essential information every driver needs to the central screen including the tachometer, speedometer and shift-light for manual driving. The layout can be customised by placing additional information in the sidebars, including snapshots of performance. 

Both the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport are equipped with a smooth and intuitive Human-Machine Interface (HMI), to put all the car’s features at driver’s fingertips. The infotainment system also provides content, functionality and the Alfa Connect Services platform, consisting of a wide range of practical services for safety and comfort.

The limited run Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport are available from £82,815 OTR and £91,835 OTR respectively.

A tribute to the 6C 1500 Super Sport and its legendary victory at the 1928 Mille Miglia.

The 6C 1500 Super Sport succeeded the RL following its placing in the first edition of the ‘most beautiful race in the world’. In 1928, the 6C 1500 Super Sport (Mille Miglia Speciale) driven by Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi dominated the Mille Miglia, run between 31 March and 1 April. After a marathon 1,007 miles, only 40 of the 82 starters reached the finish line, preceded by the streamlined Zagato spider that finished the race in 19 hours, 14 minutes, and 5 seconds at an average speed of 52mph (84.128 kmh). For Alfa Romeo, it was the first in a string of 11 victories in the Mille Miglia, a record that will remain unbroken. It was also the first major win for the new 6C 1500, the forerunner of a new generation of Alfa Romeos designed by Vittorio Jano.

Quadrifoglio Super Sport : la série limitée spéciale

6C 1500 Super Sport

The day after winning the World Championship in the Tipo P2, Vittorio Jano responded to the need for a new road car with a medium displacement and brilliant performance with the 6C 1500, the chassis of which was previewed at the 1925 Paris Motor Show under the initials NR (Nicola Romeo). However, the new car – equipped with a 1,487-cc inline 6-cylinder engine that delivered 44 hp – would have to wait until 1927 to go into production.

It was an immediate success, both on the market and in races, versions with continuous evolutions and increases in power came thick and fast, including the top-of-the-range Super Sport with a supercharger and ‘fixed head’ that ran at 84 hp for a top speed of 96mph (155 kmh).

In 1928, Alfa Romeo entered six cars in the second run of the Mille Miglia. The drivers were Bruno Presenti, Attilio Marinoni, Giovan Battista Guidotti and Giuseppe Campari. Campari shared the drive of a 6C 1500 bearing the initials MMS (Mille Miglia Speciale) with Giulio Ramponi, tuned by Jano with work on its weight balance. In the first part of the race, it left the threat of the three official Bugattis driven by Gastone Brilli-Peri, Pietro Bordino and Tazio Nuvolari in its wake. At the Rome checkpoint, the Campari/Ramponi duo had taken the lead, a position they maintained at the finish line in Brescia, ending the race in first place overall with an average speed of 52mph (84.128 kmh). Between 1927 and 1929, on top of its successes in racing, the various versions of the 6C 1500 also gave Alfa Romeo outstanding commercial result 1,064 units were sold, a good figure for the time.