When the Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon was launched last year, the car on many people’s dream list was the 510bhp Giulia Quadrifoglio. Now, the latest addition to the Giulia line-up – the Veloce – combines much of the distinctive Italian styling and dynamic talents of the range-topping car with accessible performance and luxury at an affordable price.
Sitting between the flagship Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Giulia Speciale, the new Veloce is the first car to use a newly-designed all-aluminium 2.0 litre petrol engine producing 280bhp. Delivering the power through an eight speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive, the Veloce will reach 62mph in just 5.7seconds, going on to a top speed of 149mph. That is achieved without sacrificing economy either, as the new engine returns 46.3mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 141g/km CO2. An option is a new four-wheel-drive system which Alfa calls ‘Q4’ tech. The system allows up to 60 percent of torque to be sent to the front wheels when required, with rear-wheel drive remaining the norm during everyday driving.
The Giulia Veloce shares the sports exterior styling of the Speciale, but adds 18-inch 10-spoke Turbine alloy wheels. Optional Misano Blue paint is available exclusively on the Giulia Veloce. Inside, the driver focused layout is complemented by a choice of black, tan or red Italian leather sport seats and aluminium shift paddles on the steering column. Available now, the Veloce is priced from £37,935 OTR. For more information call us on 01793 393530.