Developed to celebrate the brand's return to Formula 1 under the “Alfa Romeo Racing” name, the UK will receive an initial allocation of just 10 Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde and three Stelvio Quadrifoglio Verde “Alfa Romeo Racing” limited editions.
Under the bonnet of these racing-inspired models is the Ferrari-sourced 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine. Tuned to deliver 520hp and 600Nm of torque it gives the Giulia QV AAR a top speed of 191mph and acceleration from zero to 62mph in 3.9 seconds. The Stelvio QV AAR will achieve a top speed of 176mph and sprint from zero to 62mph of 3.8 seconds.
A Sauber-engineered ‘aero enhancement’ package adds wider side skirts, unique front splitter, more prominent spoiler and side winglets on the front wings, all of which are functional to provide additional aerodynamic performance. An Akrapovič titanium exhaust gives a unique soundtrack and in combination with fine tuning from Alfa Romeo’s power plant engineers contributes to the 10hp power increase over the standard Quadrifoglio Verde models.
While retaining all the technical features of the QV models, this special series mimics the livery of the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 cars with dual-tone Trofeo White and Competizione Red design. The thrill of the race track is reflected in the addition of an exposed carbon fibre roof on the Giulia, the dark alloy wheels (19-inch on the Giulia and 20-inch on the Stelvio), carbon ceramic brakes with red brake calipers and carbon fibre details on the wing mirrors, a ‘V’ insert in the front trefoil and side skirt inserts and kick plates (on Giulia).
The racing inspiration continues on the inside with Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, complemented by red seatbelts, Mopar automatic gear selector with carbon insert and leather and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts. Both Alfa Romeo Racing models are also complete with tinted windows, adaptive cruise control, Harman Kardon premium audio package and the Alfa Connect 3D Nav by Mopar infotainment system with 8.8-inch screen, with DAB radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Each car will also be fitted with an exclusive ‘Alfa Romeo Racing’ badge to commemorate the 10 Alfa Romeo victories in Formula 1 in 1950 -1951.