Modern Art Monday: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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The modern automotive world is full of amazing new cars. Yet when we look at them, they all seem kind of plain, kind of generic, and kind of similar, if not to each other then to other cars in the maker’s line-up. It’s certainly not everyday that a brand new car just strikes you with its beauty, but it happens. For me it happened when I finally saw the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in person.
My Lord, what a beautiful car. Like a supermodel, there isn’t a wrong line, a bad angle, or a wrong curve on it. Frankly, there are so many curves on it that many of them require careful examination to see. While I attempted to, it is very difficult to show the beauty of this car in pictures. Enjoy.

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All images: ©2016 Hooniverse/Kamil Kaluski, All Rights Reserved

26 Comments

  1. I’m still in high school, but my goal in life is to be able to purchase a new one of these.

    It doesn’t even have to be a Quadrifoglio. I’d be happy with a base model.

    1. I’m well out of high school, but my sentiments are the same.
      Beats waiting another 15 years for a 159.

  2. A bit too soft, that design, no? Needs some sharper creases or lines here and there, I think. IMHO 159 is still better looking, esp. wagon.

    1. Not convinced, neither, maybe it’s better in person?
      Also, I always thought carbon fiber stickers on trim pieces were out of fashion since 2005.

      1. Could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that’s real carbon. I could take it or leave it on the console trim, but those seats are stunning.

        1. I’d be surprised if they dare to use carbon looks decals, but if you really need a lightened shifter ball, get some Balsa wood or make it a hollow carbon sphere. Or the bezels around the door handles… reminds me of carbon fiber bottle holders for bicycles. Just not my taste i guess.
          As for the seats, you’re totally right.

  3. Maybe not the right place to complain here, but the first load of this page in Firefox on some Linux and FF on Android make me see something like this:

    View post on imgur.com


    Not sure whether it’s FF, OS or Dsqs, a reload would usually fix it.

    1. That happens to me a lot too (FF Nightly on Linux). I don’t think I’ve ever seen it on FF Nightly for Android, but I use the mobile site.
      A reload usually doesn’t fix it for me. It’ll work if I wait an hour and then come back to Hooniverse. Very weird, I just roll with it now, mostly. Or fire up Chrome.

    2. I run into this a lot using Safari on iOS 9.2, Firefox and Chrome on OS X Yosemite, and Firefox and Chrome on Android. The hardware/software platform seems to be irrelevant to the phenomenon. A reload or cache clear doesn’t seem to affect it. Makes me wonder if it’s a backend problem with Disqus.

    3. Just confirming that I see the same thing on OS X and Linux using Firefox release builds. Can’t stand Chrome or Safari, so haven’t checked in either of them.
      As a workaround, I can usually click one of the garbled images, let the full-sized version load, then go back to the page, hit reload, and everything’s fine. Just doing a reload by itself doesn’t typically clear the issue (though I have seen that work once or twice).

    4. I don’t think it’s FireFox because I’m running FF under Windows 10 and haven’t had that problem. Unless of course the non-Windows versions of FF are different enough to cause the symptoms.

      1. The weird thing is that images suddenly went back to normal for me tonight on OS X. I’ll check teh loonixes tomorrow, but the versions of Firefox on both platforms haven’t changed.
        About the only cause I can think of for this might be if some sort of new server-side compression for images was enabled in the past few days that got turned off earlier and non-Windows platforms weren’t happy with it, but I’m really grasping at straws with that idea.

  4. There’s something very Audi-esque about the shifter and surrounding area, but otherwise it’s an outstanding design. The carbon-back seats are a nice touch, but maybe a little excessive? Either way, it’s one of those cars that, much like what’s been happening with the new Ford GT, every subsequent color I see it in is the best color for it. Can’t wait to see them out on the street.

  5. I like it. In fact, I like it enough that I’m seriously interested in one as the next car. Memo to self: book a test drive in a couple of months when timing’s a little better for this consideration.
    That said, I would really appreciate it if manufacturers would stop painting calipers in colours so loud you can hear them when the car is parked – or at least show their cars with the calipers in black, or grey, or something neutral like whatever colour they happened to be when they were cast. My guess is that the intent is to draw visual attention to the wheel area, but having them scream, “HEY GUYS LOOK AT ME I’M A FRICKIN’ BRAKE CALIPER AND I MAKE THE CAR STOP AND DID I MENTION THAT I MAKE THE CAR STOP YEAH I TOTALLY MAKE THE CAR STOP!!!” is a) overdone, b) the cause of visual abominations when someone doesn’t understand the concept of colour clash, and c) completely pointless since it’s pretty much expected that a car has brakes, so why call attention to the fact?
    And while also I get that this is meant to be a super-sporty thing that shows just how beefy the brakes are, all it really makes me think of is someone in a crapcan covered in aftermarket ‘aerodynamic aids’ with the rear drums rattle-canned red or yellow.
    Getting off my soapbox, Matlock’s on at 8, etc.

  6. Grey with the yellow calipers is even more likable than the red. The picture showing three pedals is probably the one I was most pleased to see. One can only hope the row-your-own option shows up on the lower spec models to follow.

  7. Beautiful four door sedan which I’ll never own because I don’t drive four door sedans but if I ever did want to own one this would be the seventy grand twin turbo v6 beast I’d aspire to…
    Very beautiful and if it ever makes it to America I’ll test drive one for fun.
    Seventy large is a hell of a lot of money but AWD ,DCT and 500 hp sounds like the most fun …
    I agree …it’s beautiful.

  8. Btw it crushes the BMW m3, jaguar XE s, Cadillac ATS v and Audi s4 in my opinion. All great sedans but the alfa has that special quality to take the win….

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