September 14, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio was awarded the "Star of the Show" from the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) at the 2016 Miami International Auto Show late last week.
 
"The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is an exciting addition to the Miami International Auto Show," said Pepe Delfino, SAMA president. "SAMA judges were impressed by the storied history, beautiful craftsmanship and technological advances that make the new Giulia Quadrifoglio a serious contender in the luxury sedan market."
 
As the first of a new generation of vehicles built on an all-new platform, the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio embodies Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), delivering race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment.
 
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award from the Southern Automotive Media Association recognizing not only Alfa Romeo’s rich 105-year heritage, but also the excitement surrounding the all-new Giulia,” said Reid Bigland, CEO of Alfa Romeo. “We’re proud that in its Miami Auto Show debut, the Giulia took top honors for its Italian craftsmanship, performance and style – hallmarks of the Alfa Romeo Brand.”
 
Alfa Romeo’s passion for Italian style, craftsmanship and performance carries throughout the entire lineup. Giulia Quadrifoglio stands as the “halo” model with its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine producing a class-leading 505 hp. The Giulia and Giulia Ti models feature an all-new, all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbo engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission delivering a class-leading, standard 280 horsepower.
 
Through innovation, Alfa Romeo created an all-new rear-wheel-drive architecture that integrates lightweight, state-of-the-art materials to enable and deliver a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, segment-leading torsional rigidity and the most direct steering ratio on the market. Giulia and Giulia Ti offer even more all-season capabilities and performance with an available state-of-the-art Q4 all-wheel-drive system.
 
The all-new Giulia was designed to have a commanding presence and a menacing face to take on the world’s best roadways. The Giulia exudes stunning and functional Italian style with a finesse of Alfa Romeo heritage, athletically taut lines and sculptural details.
 
Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio is the high-performance model in the lineup and a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium sport sedan for driving enthusiasts that stands out in the segment.
 
About SAMA
Based in Miami, the Southern Automotive Media Association members include journalists, media organizations, corporate communication specialists, marketing and advertising specialists, and auto manufacturers specializing in the automotive industry. Formed in 2007, the organization now has more than 100 members throughout Florida and the southeastern United States.
 
About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy.

The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio both hold the Nürburgring lap time records for their respective segments and feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula-1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

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