Italian style and sportiness – with blockchain tech?
The latest offering from Italy, the Giulia and Stelvio, are making friends thanks to perfect weight distribution, best-in class driving dynamics and timeless sense of design style.
You can stare into those wickedly tempting Alfa eyes in the first half of 2023.
The 3+3 lights dominate the unique frontline, either side of a contemporary reinterpretation of the distinct Trilobo grille. Not only looking particularly sexy, the light supply daylight and dynamic turn signals plus incorporate adaptive response to constantly adjust the dipped beam based on speed, plus detects both directions of traffic to provide glare-free optimisation in poor lighting conditions.
Front and rear lights also provide a pretty welcome and goodbye display when the driver opens or closes the car.
The stylish rear LED taillights have also been made over to accentuate both models’ sporty souls. The new Stelvio offers glass with a transparent finish, while those on the new Giulia come in smoked glass with a glossy black finish.
Digital technology allows unique driver personalisation. The instrument panel nestles behind the steering wheel with a historic telescopic design. But the 12.4″ TFT screen offers three layouts from relaxed minimisation, modern evolution to a heritage design with iconic details like inverted numbers at the end of the speedo.
The screen on car opening is particularly reminiscent of a self-satisfied cat smirk.
The tech team are also working hard. “Alfa Connect Services” includes “Over the Air” updates. The “My Remote” function includes the possibility of controlling some functionality (opening/closing of doors, flashing lights) from a distance via a smartphone/smartwatch. NFT (Non-Fungible-Token) technology is available on the new Giulia and Stelvio—a world exclusive in the automobile field which the Italian brand began on the Tonale and today is available on its entire lineup.
The technology is based on the concept of the “blockchain card”, an encrypted and non-modifiable digital register where, based on the customer’s selection, the NFT generates a certificate where data on the vehicle’s life gets recorded. This certificate provides a further source of credibility which helps the owner/reseller, and also reassures the buyer in the choice of a used vehicle.
The driving dynamics of Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia and Stelvio provide a visceral driving experience in authentic Alfa Romeo spirit, which means the right balance between Italian design, state-of-the-art engines, perfect weight distribution, special technological solutions, and an excellent weight/power ratio.
The wide use of ultra-light materials like aluminium (e.g. at the base of the engines) and carbon (e.g. the drive shaft) has been taken directly from the world of racing.
Alfa Romeo’s Q4 system allows the vehicle to travel as a pure rear wheel drive and, if tyre grip is approaching its traction limit, or according to a specific driver request, it can instantly deliver up to 50% of the engine torque to the front in less than 150ms thus preventing wheel slip and ensuring maximum vehicle performance and driving effectiveness.
On the Veloce trim it is possible to integrate the Q4 all-wheel drive with the Q2 mechanical self-locking differential, which is available also on versions with just rear-wheel drive. The limited slip-differential enhances agility and sportiness, guaranteeing perfect traction for greater vehicle stability in curves at high speed and higher side acceleration and top safety in wet or slippery road conditions by keeping the wheels constantly in check and reducing slippage.
The Alfa Link™ suspension architecture provides front double wishbone suspension with a semi-virtual steering axis (an Alfa Romeo exclusive) for quick steering and uncompromised handling. On the rear, a multilink solution with four and a half arms – an Alfa Romeo patent – enhances handling while providing excellent comfort. As an exclusive on the Competizione special series, there is the Alfa™ Active Suspension, with an electronically controlled damping system, which adapts to driving conditions instant by instant, enabling the driver to opt for more performance-biased or comfort-oriented handling.
To celebrate the debut of the new Giulia and Stelvio, Alfa Romeo is introducing the Competizione special series—which is sure to please the diehard Alfa Romeo tribe.
Based on the Veloce trim and available with every engine, the launch edition is the top version in the lineup and stands out for its exclusive Moon Light gray matt color and red brake calipers. The intense sporty look of the new Stelvio has been accentuated by 21” alloy wheels. The interiors stand out for their Harman/Kardon audio system and the leather-upholstered dashboard and seats with red stitching. Finally, it includes privacy glass and the Competizione badge on the sides and front headrests. On the Competizione, the exclusive Alfa Active Suspension and NFT (Non-Fungible Token) technology comes standard, which certifies the uniqueness of each Competizione car, and secures its original configuration. It is the highest expression of the essence of Alfa Romeo in terms of style, performance, and technology.
You can check out the latest Alfa Romeo and get ahead in the competition from February, 2023.
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