Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio was showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show (Sept 17 - 27) in five examples, each finished in different colours.

The new Giulia features long bonnet, short overhangs, muscular haunches and the longest wheelbase in its class. Simple, natural lines enhance its shape and proportions, while the surface is finished with elegance and restraint, exuding the purity and style one comes to expect of Italian design.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes in 2.9-litre turbo petrol V6 engine, which produces 510hp and 600Nm of torque, resulting in a top speed of 191mph (307 km/h) and a 0 - 62mph (100 km/h) time of just 3.9 seconds. The model also returns best in class CO2 emissions levels at just 198g/km.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio's features a new Integrated Brake System (IBS) - an innovative electromechanical system which combines stability control and a traditional servo brake for instantaneous brake response and consequent record-breaking stopping distances - resulting in a stopping distance from 62mph (100km/h) of just 32m. A new Active Aero Splitter, a front aerodynamic aid which actively manages downforce for higher performance and better grip at higher cornering speeds, also debuts on the new Alfa Romeo Giulia.

The interior has a whole new design: all the main controls, including the start button, are incorporated in the steering wheel as on a Formula 1 car, while the human-machine interface consists of two simple, user-friendly knobs for adjusting the Alfa DNA Pro selector and the Connect 3D Nav infotainment system.

The Connect 3D Nav of Alfa Romeo Giulia - developed with Magneti Marelli - offers a sophisticated series of features and functions, including a next-generation HMI human-machine interface. The system is mostly controlled by means of the Rotary Pad and viewed using the 8.8-inch TFT display integrated in the dashboard but it can also be controlled via an advanced voice recognition system and a gesture recognition system with which the driver can interact by simply moving their fingers on the Rotary Pad.

Connect 3D Nav also allows full connectivity with all mobile devices running Apple iOS and Android operating systems, while the navigation system employs high-resolution 3D TomTom maps and Dead Reckoning technology to compensate for areas with poor GPS reception.

Alfa Romeo Giulia and uses a 12-channel class D amplifier and Logic 7® technology to distribute rich, clear 5.1 surround sound through high-quality 14 speakers.

The model will go on sale in the UK in the autumn of 2016 and prices will be announced at a later date.