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Alfa Romeo unveils limited-edition Giulia and Stelvio – Maximum of 5 units for South Africa

Alfa Romeo last week unveiled the special-edition Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport (SS) which will be produced in a highly-limited run of 300 units for the sedan and 150 for the SUV.

The domestic arm of the Italian automaker confirmed to TopAuto that South Africa received an allocation of three to five units maximum between both cars, dependant on global demand for the right-hand-drive models.

The local pricing of the Giulia SS and Stelvio SS is yet to be determined, however, they will not be readily available on dealer floors so if you want to own one you should start moving sooner rather than later.

“We have received interest from prospective [South African] buyers requesting information, and we are in the process of liaising with the dealer network to secure those units for these clients,” said a spokesperson for Alfa Romeo.

“Vehicles will only be ordered from the factory by means of an approved dealer order and stock will not be freely available.”

It has been reported that these high-performance cars will be the final hurrah of the Giulia and Stelvio before the next generations are unveiled, which is expected to happen in late 2025.

When quizzed on this statement, Alfa Romeo said: “We can’t confirm that with certainty as these aspirational models are managed on a year-on-year basis in terms of product lifecycle.”

“With that being said, you might see the next generation of these cars electrified, who knows…”

Homage to a legend

The new Giulia and Stelvio SS pay tribute to Alfa’s first victory at the 1928 Mille Miglia, a feat accomplished by the 6C 1500 Super Sport.

To that end, the special models feature exclusive exterior detailing encompassing visible carbon fibre on the grille and rear-view mirrors, burnished five-hole Sports alloy wheels measuring 19 inches on the sedan and 21 inches on the SUV; and black brake callipers.

They are completed in either a Nero Vulcano or three-layer Rosso Etna livery, with the Giulia optionally being available with an exposed carbon roof and Bianco Alfa paint.

As the final exterior touch, for the first time in over 100 years the iconic Quadrifoglio badge sees a black background framing the green four-leaf clover instead of white.

The cabins of the imposing Super Sport cars see a similar treatment to the exterior.

In here, the steering wheel is upholstered in a mix of leather and sporty Alcantara; the front headrests are embellished with stitching of the “Super Sport” logo in red and the car’s number in black; and the dashboard, central tunnel, and door panels are finished in red carbon fibre with a 3D effect.

Additionally, the 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle gets an exclusive “Race” layout that displays essential information during spirited driving sessions such as a tachometer, speedometer, and shiftlight for manual driving.

Under the hood, the Giulia and Stelvio SS are equipped with a 2.9-liter, V6, twin-turbo powerplant generating a brawny 382kW – an improvement of 7kW over the standard Quadrifoglio variants – with a mechanical limited-slip differential fitted as standard.

The setup was derived from the Giulia GTA from 2021 and allows the Super Sports to offer enhanced stability, agility, and cornering speed than the regular Quadrifoglios, said Alfa.

Last but not least, both models can be had with an Akrapovic exhaust system as an optional extra for a mesmerising exhaust note.


Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Super Sport


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport


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