Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Takes on Competition on Head 2 Head

Alfa Romeo’s U.S. relaunch was previewed with the introduction of the niche 4C sports car, but it couldn’t really get started without a volume model. After countless delays, the wait is finally over. Alfa Romeo is back, and its flagship model, the 505-hp Giulia Quadrifoglio, is out for BMW M, Mercedes-AMG, and Cadillac V-series blood. Can it hang with the best luxury sport sedans on the market? Head 2 Head gets them all together on the latest episode to find out.

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio enters a very competitive segment, and because this is Head 2 Head and not Head 2 Head 2 Head 2 Head, hosts Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman drive the Cadillac ATS-V, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, and BMW M3 Competition Pack around the track to determine which is the worthiest opponent for the Quadrifoglio. After some fierce competition, the M3 is deemed the best rival for the Alfa, despite being down 61 hp and 37 lb-ft of torque.

During drive loops, the two hosts praise the Alfa’s Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 for its sound and monstrous power, and even go so far as to say the car is a Ferrari sedan. Not just on account of its engine, but because of how it drives. “Dynamically – I don’t use this word lightly – this car is perfect,” Cammisa says. The hosts then reluctantly hop into the M3 Competition Pack and are impressed with how much better than the standard M3 it is. Still, it’s clear they aren’t as enthusiastic about the BMW as they were about the Alfa. But despite the differences in driving impressions, the two cars put down nearly identical lap times around Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, with the Alfa being just a hair quicker. Which car is crowned the winner? Watch the full episode below to find out.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front three quarters in motion
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde rear three quarter in motion
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde rear three quarter
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde rear tailpipe
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde rear end in motion
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front three quarter in motion
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front three quarter
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde wheels
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde tailpipe 02
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde taillight
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde side
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde side mirror
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde rear wing
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde steering wheel
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde steering wheel controls
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde rear interior seats
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde push start
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde paddle shifter
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde interior vent
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde interior door panel
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde inteiror
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde grille
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde gear knob
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde gauge
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front interior view
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front interior seats
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front end
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde front end in motion
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde exterior vent details
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde engine
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde engine 02
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde drive modes
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde cockpit
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde center stack screen
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde center console controls
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde carbon fiber spoiler
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde carbon fiber seats
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde caliper brakes
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde badge
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde badge 02

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