Alfa Romeo has announced that they will be releasing special editions of their Quadrifoglio models, celebrating the new founded partnership with Sauber in creating Alfa Romeo Racing in the Formula One (F1) World Championship. The cars will be the centerpiece of the Alfa Romeo display at the Geneva International Motor Show which opens to the public on Thursday, March 7th.
Visitors to the Geneva International Motor Show will be able to admire the team’s car, to be driven by former world champion Kimi Räikkönen and young Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi. The latter’s presence is a source of national pride, because it is eight years since an Italian driver has regularly appeared in F1. Next to the F1 car, the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio “Alfa Romeo Racing” cars which feature a similar livery.
The Alfa Romeo Racing Special Editions come with exclusive paintwork, as a tribute to the Alfa Romeo Racing C38. Both the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giuila Quadrifoglio “Alfa Romeo Racing” Special Editions are packed with unique stylistic details, such as Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, Mopar® automatic transmission knob with carbon insert, and leather and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts. A special celebratory badge with the Alfa Romeo Racing logo also makes a statement inside.
The excitement of the racetrack is expressed by technical details such as the exposed carbon fiber roof on the Giulia, the burnished alloy wheels (19-inch on the Giulia and 20-inch on the Stelvio) and red brake calipers. Furthermore, these special editions are equipped with exclusive titanium exhaust to emphasize the deep and bold sound of the 2.9-liter V6 Bi-Turbo engine, which was specifically tuned by Alfa Romeo engineers to increase power output. The adoption of titanium exhaust, braking system with carbon-ceramic discs and Sparco seats with carbon shell also makes the car much lighter than its normal production counterparts. Carbon is also used on the mirror caps, the “V” insert in the front trefoil, the side skirt inserts, and the kick plates (on Giulia).
Both “Alfa Romeo Racing” cars are also complete with tinted windows, Adaptive Cruise Control, the Harman Kardon premium audio package, and the Alfa Connect 3D with Navigation by Mopar infotainment system with 8.8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto stereo.