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Alfa Romeo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eight models on show

There will be eight Alfa Romeo models present at the Goodwood Festival this year,

five from the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, representing the brand’s rich racing and engineering heritage, as well as the three highest-performance models from the current range. The event is also a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Giulietta Sprint is one of the most iconic products of the Alfa Romeo brand as it made the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo accessible to motorists all over the world for the first time.

If you visit the Alfa Romeo stand you will have the first chance to see the new Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar will also be on display alongside an original 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint. The stand will also host the unveiling of a new coffee machine which was engineered into a genuine Alfa Romeo 1750 TBi engine block with help from the experts at luxury Italian coffee producers, Lavazza.

The famous Goodwood hill climb will see Toine Hezemans, “The Flying Dutchman", who notched up numerous victories in various iterations of the legendary Alfa Romeo GTA including the driver’s title in the 1970 European Touring Car Championship behind the wheel of a 1971 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior on the Goodwood hillclimb. Rupert Keegan an ex-Formula One racer of the late 70s and early 80s behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo 4C in the super car run. The Alfa Romeo 4C can accelerate from 0- 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 160mph. It generates 1.2g of braking force, 1.1g of cornering force and tips the scales at just 895hp (dry weight).

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde

The new Quadrifoglio Verde high-performance version is  powered by the same 240hp, aluminium-block , direct-injection, 1750 Turbo Petrol engine and state-of-the-art, six-speed, twin dry clutch ALFA TCT transmission as the as the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar.  The new Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde also employs a similar Launch Control system as the 4C, which optimises engine, transmission and traction systems to accelerate the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde from 0 to 62mph in just 6.0 seconds,  0.8 seconds faster than the model it replaces.  A new “QV Intake Engine Sound” system accentuates the full, exciting engine sound one expects from a high-performance Alfa Romeo while interior enhancements include a new flat-bottomed steering wheel; instrument panel with Quadrifoglio Verde logo and new wraparound sports seats with one-piece backrests.