The Alma Romeo brand sure evokes plenty of nostalgia, what with being absent from the U.S. for a few decades. Now under the Fiat Chrysler umbrella, the Italian luxury automaker is introducing the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia luxury sedan in hopes of carving out some U.S. market share.
Giulia looks like a lot of other cars because it is an amalgamation of various cars, and was developed by Alfa Romeo’s proprietary Skunkworks program. The car sits on a new rear-wheel drive chassis with optional all-wheel drive, and lightweight materials used in construction ensure the sedan’s weight is distributed 50/50.
Alfa Romeo has so far only revealed only the top-of-the-line engine and it’s a beast: all-aluminum 510 HP 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 tuned by Ferrari engineers, according to Jalopnik. The 0-60 time is achieved in a quick 3.9 seconds. Torque vectoring and electronically controlled adaptive dampers are among additional features of this Alfa Romeo beauty.
Fiat Chrysler is re-introducing the Alfa Romeo brand in a push to drive global sales up to 7 million vehicles by 2018, according to Time.com. It is a lofty goal considering last year’s total U.S. sales for Alfa Romeo stood at only 68,000, the magazine’s website reported citing Associated Press.
Fiat Chrysler has not announced the engine variations, price points or the availability of Alfa Romeo Giulia, but we will keep you updated when they are released.
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