Alfa Romeo’s gas-powered Quadrifoglios bid farewell with Super Sport specials

Alfa Romeo recently unveiled special Super Sport versions of the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio in the U.S. market. These limited editions, with only 72 Giulia Quadrifoglio Super Sport and 52 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport examples available, are designed to celebrate the end of the performance duo’s run in the country. Prices for these exclusive models start at $88,365 for the Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan and $95,965 for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio crossover, including a $1,595 destination charge.

The decision to discontinue the Quadrifoglio models in the U.S. was announced earlier this year, but Alfa Romeo’s head of North America, Larry Dominique, confirmed that Quadrifoglio models will make a return in the future, albeit without a gas engine. Dominique expressed excitement for the future of the brand and the performance benefits of electrification, but also acknowledged the significance of the twin-turbo V-6 Super Sport models as a final chapter to the combustion-engine Quadrifoglio legacy.

The Super Sport versions of the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio come with special design elements, such as a blacked-out Quadrifoglio badge, carbon-fiber side mirror caps, carbon-fiber accents in the grille, black Brembo brake calipers, and dark finish wheels. The Giulia Quadrifoglio Super Sport also offers the optional feature of a carbon-fiber roof. Inside, the cabin is adorned with carbon fiber with a red tint, “Super Sport” script embroidered in the headrests, and a steering wheel wrapped in a mix of leather and Alcantara with additional carbon-fiber accents.

Under the hood, both Quadrifoglio models feature a powerful twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 engine producing 505 horsepower, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, adaptive dampers, and a mechanical limited-slip differential. The Giulia Quadrifoglio boasts a top speed of 191 mph, while the Stelvio Quadrifoglio can reach up to 176 mph.

Interested buyers can now order the Giulia Quadrifoglio Super Sport and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport, with deliveries set to commence in the fall. Even though Alfa Romeo is shifting its focus towards electric vehicles, it remains committed to offering vehicles with gas engines, either as standalone power sources or in hybrid configurations. The successors to the Giulia and Stelvio are currently in development, utilizing Stellantis’ STLA Large platform, which supports electric, hybrid, and gas powertrains. The new Stelvio is expected to arrive next year, followed by the new Giulia a year later. It is clear that Alfa Romeo is preparing for an electrified future while cherishing the final offerings of its iconic combustion-engine Quadrifoglio models.

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