- Alfa Romeo’s CEO has confirmed the Giulia lineup will switch to an electric powertrain for 2025.
- Alfa expects the base version to produce 350 horsepower, the Veloce to produce 800 horsepower, and for the Quadrifoglio to make upwards of 1000 horsepower.
- The new Giulia will be produced on the Stellantis Group’s STLA Large platform, with 800V, ultra-rapid 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 era. Alfa’s CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato made the rounds through European newsrooms last week and confirmed the future of the Giulia sedan. Most important is that the Giulia nameplate will survive the electrification switch and will move to the Stellantis Group’s upcoming EV STLA Large platform. The STLA Large platform is based on the Giorgio platform that the Giulia is currently built on. According to an interview Imperato gave to the UK’s Top Gear, the electric Giulia will have up to 500 miles of range and will utilize 800-volt architecture, allowing for fast-charging.
Unfortunately, it appears the switch to electrification will signal the death of the steaming hot twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 from the current Giulia Quadrifoglio. The upside 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 make 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 figures to change a bit by launch time, but we’re excited by 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 from switching to EV. The question for me is not whether to switch to EV, it’s to get the right handling and agility. ”
The Veloce and Quadrifoglio could take on a similar setup to the upcoming Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, which has three electric motors—one at the front and two at the rear—but we expect the Alfa will use a skateboard battery configuration, while the Maserati battery uses some of the “engine” bay.
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Jack Fitzgerald’s love for cars stems from his as yet unshakable addiction to Formula 1.
After a brief 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 auto writing. By hounding his college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to travel Wisconsin seeking out stories in the auto world before landing his dream job at car and driver, His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.