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The new Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Quadri­foglio will make its de­but in New Zealand this month, fea­tur­ing su­per­car per­for­mance from a Fer­rari-in­spired 375kw 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 en­gine and a new eight-speed au­to­matic gear­box linked to the Alfa DNA Pro driver-con­trol sys­tem, and a clas­sic rear-wheel-drive chas­sis.

“The Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Quadri­foglio marks a whole new start for Alfa Romeo, a re­nais­sance for a 106-year-old com­pany that has in­spired gen­er­a­tions of driv­ers,” says David Smither­man, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Alfa Romeo in New Zealand, “and what a new start the Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Quadri­foglio is!”

It boasts a 0–100kph time of just 3.9 sec­onds and can reach a top speed of 307kph. The front fas­cia fea­tures an ag­gres­sive aero treat­ment, in­clud­ing brake-cool­ing ducts, bumper slits, and a car­bon-fi­bre Ac­tive Aero Split­ter, with the bon­net also fea­tur­ing heat ex­trac­tors. Car­bon-fi­bre side skirts are in­te­grated into the body sur­face, and the rear is high­lighted by a car­bon-fi­bre spoiler and a wider, more ag­gres­sive rear bumper with a dif­fuser that wraps around the quad-tipped Monza dual-mode ex­haust sys­tem. Rid­ing on light­weight 19-inch forged al­loys, which are wrapped in spe­cially de­vel­oped Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, the Quadri­foglio in­cor­po­rates a pow­er­ful Brembo brake sys­tem with six-pis­ton calipers at the front and four-pis­ton calipers at the rear. It also holds the cur­rent pro­duc­tion-sedan lap record at the Nür­bur­gring cir­cuit, with a time of 7min 32s.

Or­ders have started, at a price of $134,990 plus on-road costs, with de­liv­er­ies set to be­gin in April.

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