Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Stage 1+

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV possesses the best V6 engine in the business, combined with A ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic gearbox beautifully pairs with this ferocious engine, helping the Giulia get to 100km per hour in just 3.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 307 kmh.

Part of what makes the Giulia so fascinating is that it’s a car-industry rarity: a totally new car. We all know about this Alfa, but we also have a genuine curiosity because the Giulia is an Alfa done by a new group of people using all-new parts.

When the Giulia was first revealed, Alfa’s engineers claimed the Maserati V6 used in the Ghibli S would have caused packaging problems and wouldn’t have produced the required power reliably, so lopped a couple of cylinders off the Ferrari V8 to create a very special 2.9-litre V6 with 510ps (375kW) of power and 600Nm of torque.

The Dual Bosch Med17 engine management system is exactly the same as the one on Ferrari cars so yes they share the same technology on that area too. We had to remove both ecus in order to be able to flash them with our new engine calibration so we can pull out the extra power that is hidden very very well in this technological monster of an engine.

The power on the rear axle, since our Giulia quadrifoglio is an rwd based car is coming out in a very progressive and stable line reaching its top value of 596ps just after 6200rpm while the maximum torque value of 770nm is coming at 3700rpm.

This is our stage 1+ calibration for the v6 Alfa with a 98/100 octane fuel compatibility. In order to be able to measure this beauty a special dyno mode needs to be set through diagnostics as otherwise the car will lock itself into safe mode if the differences of movement between the front and rear wheels are big.

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