Alfa Romeo will be appeasing hot hatch fans at the Geneva Motor Show next week with a newly revised Giulietta 'Quadrifoglio Verde' model.
The Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde's heart is the latest version of Alfa Romeo's 1750cc turbopetrol engine, also found in the 4C. The direct injection motor, complete with scavenging control, pushes 179kW at 6000rpm and 340Nm between 2100 and 4000rpm - with 80 percent of total twisting force at your command from just 1800rpm.
Alfa Romeo claims a zero to 96km/h sprint time of just 6.6 seconds, which makes it 0.2 seconds quicker off the mark than the current QV, and a top speed of 240km/h.
To ensure that the engine sounds the part too, engineers developed a new fuel intake unit.
This Giulietta's engine is linked to a six-speed TCT twin dry-clutch gearbox, which can be operated via flappy paddles on the steering wheel.