The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has taken home top honors as “Performance Car of the Year” for the third consecutive year at the annual What Car? 2020 Car of the Year Awards. The four-leaf clover has proven yet again that its Alfa Romeo’s lucky charm as the Giulia fought off fierce competition across all price points to earn the title for a third time.
Judges from the What Car? team stated that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio had won them over with its combination of class-leading driving dynamics, characterful engine, and its unexpected versatility, which makes the performance-oriented Giulia an ideal daily driver.
“For the third year in a row, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is What Car?’s performance car of the year, and for very good reason. A big part of its appeal is a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 that has more than a dash of Ferrari DNA. However, despite its directing (510 horsepower) to the rear wheels alone, this isn’t some scary monster of a car. Traction is fantastic, whatever the weather. And while the Giulia can be persuaded to wag its tail when you put it in race mode, this is something to be enjoyed rather than wary of, given the speed and precision of the steering. As a bonus, when the standard adaptive suspension is in its most compliant setting, the ride is supple enough for long journeys to pass by comfortably, making the Giulia a performance car you can use every day”, stated What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford.
Powered by the 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is able to reach 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 191 mph.
Arnaud Leclerc, managing director FCA UK, commented, “Picking up this award for the third year in a row is a real testament to work that went into creating the Giulia Quadrifoglio, as it continues to stand the test of time as a true performance car.”
With a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $74,445 excluding a $1,595, the turbocharged four-door continues to be an all-out bargain for the performance sedan segment. For more information, be sure to visit your local Alfa Romeo studio.