Alfa Romeo is betting big with the upcoming Giulietta hatchback. While the regular models will offer some stylish alternatives to the current Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus, Alfa is also aiming high with the future performance version of the Giulietta.
While it isn’t known exactly what denomination it will bear, GTA or Cloverleaf (Quadrifoglio), the guys at Autocar have come forward with some new mechanical details about this future Golf GTI rival. It seems it will be powered by the 1750 TBi engine, which is turbocharged thanks to Fiat’s MultiAir technology. Speculations peg the output to around 235 HP, much higher than the GTI’s 208 HP and not too far from the Golf R’s 266 HP.
It seems that the car will maintain the front-wheel drive architecture, but include the new Q2 electronic differential. Other systems set to appear in this hot hatch Giulietta will be a new dual-clutch gearbox and active dampers.
Overall, this very hot Alfa Romeo hatch will have a lot of aces up its sleeve. Hopefully the Italian carmaker will be able to market it successfully and really give the Golf GTI a run for its money.
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