Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio trims leaving North America this summer



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Larry Dominique, Alfa Romeo senior vice president and head of North America, used a LinkedIn post to set the countdown clock on the brand’s Quadrifolgio models here. He wrote, “The opportunity to order a 2024 Giulia Quadrifoglio or Stelvio Quadrifoglio will close to North America at the end of April 2024. The last internal only combustion powered Quadrifoglio models for U.S. and Canada will exit the Cassino plant in June 2024.” That gives shoppers about 10 weeks to place an order for the hottest versions of Alfa Romeo’s sedan and midsize SUV, and until late summer to find a fresh example on a dealer lot.

It’s possible the internal-combustion-only Quadrifoglio is dying in the U.S. on its 101st birthday, Italian racing driver Ugo Sivocci having had the four-leaf clover painted on his car for the 1923 Targa Florio. Today, the clover represents models powered by Alfa’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6, an engine said to be inspired by Ferrari’s twin-turbo 3.9-liter V6. The six-cylinder makes 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque in typical form, the limited-edition Quadrifoglio Anniversario models produced last year making 520 horsepower and picking up the mechanical limited-slip differential derived from the sold-out, 540-horsepower Giulia GTA.

This is just another step in the automaker’s transfer to an all-electric lineup, all of the brand’s launches from 2027 and thereafter meant to be electric. This isn’t the end of the Quadrifoglio, Dominique himself writing in that post, “I look forward to presenting the next chapter in the four-leaf clover’s journey.” Successive iterations will get some sort of electric assistance at the least, and perhaps turn into the 1,000-hp battery-electric 2026 Giulia Quadrifoglio that CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato hinted at last year, with an 800-horsepower Veloce trim below and a 350-hp base trim.

Or, with PHEVs coming into fashion as a more affordable middle ground to the fully electric promised land, it might be time to take a little more inspiration from Ferrari — now a separate company — and poke around the underside of the SF90 Stradale. Alfa noises and pure electric driving on demand? Si, certamento.  

 

 

 

 



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