Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is kicking off Car of the Week, not only because it’s one of the cars we’ve been waiting for in Forza since it’s release, but also because what the Giulia means to Alfa Romeo fans. The last Alfa Romeo Sedan to come to North America was the Milano, and that was back in 1992, before I was even born. I’ve loved Alfa’s for years, I even almost bought a GTV-6! Alfa for me has been a very special manufacturer, and having the Giulia in game was big. It was the feature car in the Samsung QLED Car Pack, so if you don’t yet have that Pack, you’d have to get it to drive the Giulia. It’s a front-engine, rear-drive, 506 hp, Twin-turbo monster, that drives like a dream. It’s Ferrari derived engine buzzes through your ears at any revs like a swarm of wasps on attack, there’s pops, and crackles on the overrun that make you want to lift off through corners just to hear it, and there is a hint of turbo flutter as well thrown in so you experience a full symphony of sounds while behind the wheel. With over 500 hp going to the rear, you would expect it to be a handful, but it’s far from it. In the corners it grips, and grips and grips, and even if the back end lets go, it’s so balanced and controllable, you don’t even have to think to get it back in a straight line. Those giant brakes help you stop the car on a dime, and the seating position in the cabin is perfect. The dials are legible, and there’s a huge digital speedo in the middle to remind you of how fast your actually going. I’ve thrown this car around nearly every track in Forza 7. Some tracks two-three times, and I’m no where near bored of it. If you don’t have the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in your garage, I’d add it.