Alfa Romeo marks 100 years of Quadrifoglio efficiency model
Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio efficiency model turns 100 this 12 months—the precise date is June 25—and the automaker has numerous celebrations deliberate, particularly as this 12 months additionally marks the sixtieth anniversary of Alfa Romeo’s Autodelta racing division.
To kick issues off, Alfa Romeo on Thursday revealed an up to date design for its Quadrifoglio brand, which adopts a gold body and likewise sports activities a extra vibrant shade of inexperienced.
The well-known brand first appeared in 1923 on the Targa Florio-running RL of Ugo Sivocci. Ever since then this image has been utilized to the entire extra sporting machines within the Alfa Romeo secure.
That unique RL race automotive wore the logo proudly, and different automobiles carrying the mark put Alfa Romeo on the rostrum of many races.
2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The Quadrifoglio was adorned on Alfa Romeo race automobiles that gained the primary two Formulation 1 races within the sport’s inaugural 1950 season. It has been utilized to DTM winners, and it is also been affixed to automobiles designed to deliver sporty driving to the road, the most recent iterations being the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Each automobiles pack a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 good for 500 hp, and each keep on a proud custom by bearing the Quadrifoglio.
There are many cool symbols and badges which have been used all through the years within the automotive business. Just a few can declare to have achieved iconic standing, nonetheless, and the Quadrifoglio is a type of few. It is come a great distance from its use on the hood of Ugo Sivocci’s RL, but it surely’s nice to see it regularly being utilized and appreciated by Alfa Romeo and its followers.
As for Autodelta, it dates again to Mar. 5, 1963, when Carlo Chiti and the Chizzola brothers based Auto-Delta with the goal of collaborating with Alfa Romeo within the building of the Giulia TZ. Alfa Romeo finally took over the corporate in 1965, establishing it as its official racing division and renaming it Autodelta within the course of.