The Alfa Romeo innovation and technology
  • LA MECCANICA DELLE EMOZIONI
  • A NEW ERA
  • FROM THE BLANK PAGE
  • THE REVOLUTIONARY PLATFORM
  • THE UNCOMPROMISING HEART
  • AN EVOLVED BRAIN
  • SENSATIONS AT THE WHEEL
  • THE SUPERIOR HANDLING
  • THE QUEST FOR LIGHTNESS
  • THE AERODYNAMICS
  • RADICAL CHOICES

LA MECCANICA DELLE EMOZIONI

The most important component of a genuine Alfa Romeo is emotion. This is the true meaning behind the tag line “La Meccanica delle Emozioni”: to ignite a driving pleasure that goes beyond measurements. Its state-of-the-art technology and innovative engineering are pursued to obtain an exhilarating experience at the wheel. It’s something more than a cold, unimaginative telemetry: it is a feeling, as true love is. We might say it’s irrational, visceral, energetic, unexpected. It is something that worth a try in first person.

A NEW ERA

A NEW TECHNOLOGIC ERA

Alfa Romeo is much more than an Italian badge born over a century ago. It is a devotion that still stands for something totally original and uncompromising, especially in innovation and engineering. It is a strong passion for motoring unlike any other. This history of pioneering technology continues: on its 105th anniversary, Alfa Romeo entered a new era with Giulia Quadrifoglio. A car that couldn’t be created by anyone else, anywhere else in the world.

FROM THE BLANK PAGE

STARTING FROM THE BLANK PAGE

In 2013, Alfa Romeo created the ”Skunk Works”, a unique Team of designer, engineers and technicians. Their mission was to bring the brand back to glory and to innovate following a revolutionary approach. Their rules were few and clear: uncompromising passion and absolute creative freedom.

The Skunks started from a blank page, listing every characteristic a genuine Alfa Romeo should have. They didn’t build a car, they created it with pride. With their passion and pioneering spirit the Skunks delivered the Giulia Quadrifoglio in only 2 years: the purest Alfa Romeo DNA is back. A new innovative chapter is about to be written.

THE REVOLUTIONARY PLATFORM

THE REVOLUTIONARY PLATFORM

To bring back authentic driving pleasure, the Brand created a new project code-named Giorgio.

Alfa Romeo engineers conceived an innovative RWD platform with an ideal weight distribution 50/50 on front and rear, forged from an alloy of ultralight materials and engineered to underpin different categories of vehicles. The lightness and rigidity of the Giorgio platform is the key-factor to reach best-in-class in terms of efficiency and safety. It also allows each Alfa Romeo to obtain a superior driving dynamics, with no parallel in the automotive market. 

THE UNCOMPROMISING HEART

THE UNCOMPROMISING HEART

Since its foundation, the powertrain innovation drove the Brand to legendary racing achievements. Today, the state-of-the-art technology in the Brand’s powertrain is the ultimate 2.9ℓ V6 90° bi-turbo 380 kW engine, entirely in Aluminium. Despite its sensational power and torque values, this V6 is extremely efficient thanks to an exclusive electronic cylinders deactivation system. This technology is a class-leading innovation and, at the same time, a return to the past: at the beginning of the ‘80s, Alfa Romeo engineers were the first in the world to develop this concept.

AN EVOLVED BRAIN

CONTROLLED BY AN EVOLVED BRAIN

The Alfa Romeo electronic systems are now ruled by a proper “brain”. The Chassis Domain Control is a module which integrates the actions of the ESC, the Torque Vectoring system, the adaptive suspensions and the exclusive Integrated Brake System. This cutting-edge solution is provided with a specific “emotional intelligence” that coordinates the intervention of any electronic system to achieve the best dynamic performance through an intuitive and appealing driving sensation. 

SENSATIONS AT THE WHEEL

SENSATIONS AT THE STEERING WHEEL

The feeling of driving an Alfa Romeo must be unmistakable and unforgettable. That’s why the engineering avant-garde of the Brand developed a unique suspension scheme. On the front, the latest creations of Alfa Romeo feature a double wishbone suspension with semi-virtual steering wheel shaft that let the driver steer quickly and precisely, leading to a perfect tyre imprint on the track and a unique sensation of control. At the rear, Giulia and Stelvio are equipped with the new Alfalink, an aluminium multilink system that provides the best control, traction, stability and vibration filtering.

THE SUPERIOR HANDLING

THE SUPERIOR ALFA ROMEO HANDLING

One of the most advanced technological features developed by the Alfa Romeo engineering team is Torque Vectoring. It’s a system that provides the rear differential with the ability to vary the power to each wheel. Improving traction and performance. The technology in this system guarantees quick reaction times to steering as well as enhanced stability in the tyres. Working in even the highest of speeds and the most extreme atmospheric conditions. Alfa Romeo also introduced the new Q4, the exclusive on-demand AWD system designed to offer real time performance management. A safe and sporty solution that self-adapts to any driving style and road conditions, delivering all the advantages that the AWD system gives with the efficiency of a genuine Alfa Romeo.

THE QUEST FOR LIGHTNESS

THE QUEST FOR LIGHTNESS

Less weight, more speed: the racing legacy of Alfa Romeo was critical in the development of new vehicles on the Giorgio platform. The new range achieves best in class power-to-weight ratio thanks to the extensive use of ultralight materials as carbon fibre, aluminum and aluminum/plastic compound. All new Alfa Romeo engines are made from aluminum, Stelvio and Giulia feature a carbon fibre driveshaft as standard, while the Giulia Quadrifoglio is the only sedan in the world with full carbon fibre roof and hood.

THE AERODYNAMICS

THE AERODYNAMICS

Since its foundation Alfa Romeo has developed innovative solutions to excel in motor racing: the continuous research in aerodynamics was critical in obtaining superior performance.
Today, the Brand’s commitment in the wind tunnel allowed Giulia Quadrifoglio to become the only sedan in the world equipped with an Active Aero System, a technology that further improves downforce at high speed. Beyond a record drag coefficient, great attention was dedicated to efficiency: with its unique design Giulia Quadrifoglio reaches the best-in-class Cx value (0,27).

RADICAL CHOICES

RADICAL CHOICES

Each new Alfa Romeo is developed starting from the most powerful and competitive version, the Quadrifoglio. This first version is developed keeping in mind the target of the optimal 50/50 weight ditribution, featuring a longitudinal Aluminum engine, and a carbon fibre driveshaft, a series of patented technical solutions. Furthermore, it must excel in power-to-weight ratio, 0-100 km/h timing and top speed.. That’s the huge difference from other Brands: while everyone supercharges the “standard” version to obtain a performance car, Alfa Romeo