Alfa Romeo has introduced the brand’s latest special edition series for the brand’s beloved Giulia and Stelvio models. The new ‘6C Villa d’Este’ series feature special content drawing on the brand’s heritage and epitomizing its elegance. The new special edition series is inspired in its colors and design cues by the elegance of the 6C 2500 SS Coupé model produced by Alfa Romeo in the 1940s, a vehicle that has become considered a masterpiece of 20th-century automotive art.
The 6C 2500 SS ‘Villa d’Este’ was one of the last Alfa Romeo models produced with a ladder chassis distinct from the bodywork. Only 36 models were ever produced, each one different from the others, custom-built according to the customer’s wishes and the inspiration of the coachbuilders. An ideal example of Italian know-how, inimitable craftsmanship, and attention to detail, all of which continue to be seen in Alfa Romeo models, to epitomize its values of refinement and Made in Italy distinction.
Inside, the new ‘6C Villa d’Este’ series features electrically adjustable and heated seats made of beige premium leather are embroidered with ’6C Villa d’Este’ on the front headrests. The dashboard stands out thanks to its ’6C Villa d’Este embroidery and its silhouette. Each ’6C Villa d’Este’ also features aluminum steering column shift paddles and Level 2 Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), a rearview camera with dynamic grid, front and rear sensors, a wireless charger, and an automatically operated tailgate.
As for the exterior, the tri-coat Etna Red paint, is enhanced with a chrome-plated side window frames and 5-hole lightweight aluminum wheels on the Stelvio variant and 19-inch units on the Giulia.
When it comes to power, there is a choice of offerings from both models that customers will be able to choose from. The Giulia can come with either a 190 horsepower turbocharged 2.2-liter diesel engine or a 200 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter GME-T4 gasoline engine, both engines with rear-wheel-drive (RWD). For the Stelvio, there is a choice between a 210 horsepower turbocharged 2.2-liter diesel engine or a 280 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter GME-T4 gasoline engine. Both Stelvio offers come standard with all-wheel-drive (AWD). Each vehicle also features a carbon-fiber driveshaft and a ZF-based 8-speed automatic transmission.
Both models will be based on the luxury-oriented Ti models. The series appears to be exclusive to the European marketplace.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia ‘6C Villa d’Este’ Special Edition Image Gallery: