- Alfa Romeo’s CEO has confirmed that the Giulia range will switch to an electric drive system for 2025.
- Alfa expects the base version to produce 350 horsepower, the Veloce 800 horsepower, and the Quadrifoglio to produce more than 1,000 horsepower.
- The new Giulia will be built on the Stellantis Group’s STLA Large platform, with 800V, ultra-fast charging, and a range of up to 500 miles.
The achingly beautiful Alfa Romeo Giulia and its sinister Quadrifoglio variant will both make the switch to the electric age. Alfa CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato made the rounds of European newsrooms last week, confirming the future of the Giulia sedan. Most importantly, the Giulia nameplate will survive the electrification switch and move to the Stellantis group’s upcoming EV STLA Large platform. The STLA Large platform is based on the Giorgio platform on which the Giulia is currently built. According to an interview Imperato gave to the UK’s Top Gear, the electric Giulia will have up to 500 miles of range and use 800-volt architecture, which allows for fast charging.
Unfortunately, the switch to electrification appears to spell the death of the steaming hot twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 from the current Giulia Quadrifoglio. The downside of the switch is a massive increase in power. Imparato told Top Gear that the base version will produce 350 horsepower, and the Veloce will produce 800 horsepower. He also said the electrified Quadrifoglio will essentially double in power to 1000 horsepower.
Considering we’re two years out from the new car, we expect those numbers to change a bit by launch time, but we’re excited about the estimates either way. Imparato went on to explain the importance of maintaining character through the electrification, “I don’t want you to suffer inconvenience if you switch to EV. The question for me is not whether to switch to EV, it’s to get proper handling and agility.”
The Veloce and Quadrifoglio could adopt a similar set-up to the upcoming Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, which has three electric motors – one in the front and two in the back – but we expect the Alfa to use a skateboard battery configuration, while the Maserati battery uses some from the “engine” bay.
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Jack Fitzgerald’s love for cars stems from his still unwavering addiction to Formula 1.
After a short stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more permanent way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and decided to pursue a career in car writing to follow. Chasing his college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to travel Wisconsin looking for stories in the automotive world before landing his dream job. Car and Driver. His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.