It was 1956 when Alfa Romeo established the first Veloce. After almost 60 years, customers still crave for Veloce’s same old glory. It looks like they will finally see it all come true. Alfa Romeo comes out with a special version of the Giulia model that goes by the same name. The sporty saloon will be featuring 4WD and a choice between diesel or petrol engines with up to 280hp.
Alfa Romeo will be showcasing the new Giulia Veloce at the 2016 Paris Motor Show happening this week. The exclusive Misano blue colour will appear with the latest 280hp 2L turbo petrol engine while the Silverstone will be presented with the new 210hp, 2.2L diesel powertrain. Basically, the diesel variant is the enhanced version of the sedan’s 2.2L everyday engine. As it turns out, the standard variant is now capable of delivering 347lb ft of torque with an increased horsepower.
These changes go with the new Q4 four-wheel drive system while both engines will be paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the 280hp 2.0L turbo gasoline is more intense given the high performance saloon’s upgraded design and exceptional handling.
In maintaining the brand’s high quality standards, Alfa Romeo came up with specially made technical solutions for the new Giulia. Among the brand’s state-of-the-art features are Active Aero Splitter, Torque Vectoring technology, active suspension and Integrated Braking system.
The new Giulia Veloce is equipped with highly advanced 6.5-inches Infotainment media controller, Alfa DNA system and dual zone climate control technology. Alfa Romeo’s standard safety systems are also built-in. These include the latest cruise control technology, lane departure warning, integrated brake system, autonomous emergency brake and forward collision warning.
Only recently, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia received 5 Euro NCAP star ratings with a score of 98% in adult passenger safety. This by far is the highest score given to a car considering the most comprehensive procedures introduced only last year. By all means, the impressive result wouldn’t be possible without Alfa Romeo’s lightweight and efficient body frame and implementation of the most advanced safety systems available.
The exhibit will also showcase two Giulia Super models with 180hp 2.2L Diesel and 200hp 2.0L petrol engines. These models will be wearing the sport package consisting of Xenon headlights, sport-trimmed door panels, central tunnel and dashboard with aluminium inserts. There is also a Luxury package with heated steering wheel and full grain leather seats either in Red, Tobacco, Beige or Black.
For outstanding comfort, the heated front seats can be adjusted up to eight different levels. The door panels and dashboard with oakwood or walnut inserts also come in exquisite leather upholstery for a more premium touch. Meanwhile, the exclusive carbon-made Mopar accessories for the gear knob, front grille, and side mirror casings will also be presented as options.