Alfa are to announce two new high performance versions of the ageing Mito and Giulietta, named Quadrifoglio Verde.
The Giulietta will be powered by the same 240 HP 1.8 litre turbocharged engine that sits in the Alfa Romeo 4C, it also shares the 4C’s six speed TCT gearbox.
0-60 for the Giulietta is 6.6 seconds, 0.2 quicker than the current Quadrifoglio, top speed is capped at 149 MPH.
Externally, the new Quadrifoglio Verde has glossy anthracite finish on the door mirrors, front grille, door handles and fog light bezels It is also equipped with large exhaust pipes, new anthracite alloys, side skirts, a rear spoiler and red, four-piston Brembo® brake callipers with 320mm front discs. And, of course, there’s the legendary Quadrifoglio Verde emblem on the front wings.
To mark the launch, Alfa Romeo is introducing a special Launch Edition Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde. With a limited run of just 500 vehicles, 100 of which are destined for the UK market, the Alfa Giulietta QV Launch Edition is further enhanced with carbon spoilers, front and rear sports air dams and side skirts, as well as 18″ alloy wheels with a five-hole design and a burnished anthracite finish.
The Alfa Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde Launch Edition will be available in Alfa Red or in Competizione Red (triple coat) as well as the exclusive Matte Magnesio Grey.
As mentioned the MiTo also gets a power makeover, the 1.4 engine is now tuned to 170 HP and 250 Nm of torque, it also gets the TCT gearbox meaning 0-62 takes just 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 136 MPH.
External enhancements for the 2014 MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde include a burnished finish for exterior detailing, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes, a rear spoiler, sports rear bumper, 17″ alloy wheels and Brembo® brake callipers finished in red. Once again, the Quadrifoglio Verde emblems take pride of place on the front wings.
Interior upgrades on both cars include new leather and Alcantara® seats with one-piece backrests, as well as a new steering wheel and new QV instruments, contrasting white and green stitching, new QV instruments and a “Competizione” carbon-look dashboard.
Prices will be unveiled at Geneva.