The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) gets the engine from the Alfa 4C and the MiTo Cloverleaf gets a TCT ‘box.
Heading for Geneva next week will be a pair of updated range-toppers from Alfa Romeo – the Alfa Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde and MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde – with the Giulietta the more interesting of the two.
The engine in the new Alfa 4C is based on the engine in the current Alfa Giulietta, but now Alfa has decided the old 1750 TB engine in the Giulietta should make way for its new, lighter sibling from the 4C so the Giulietta will come with the same 1750 Turbo Petrol developing 237bhp and good for a 6.6 seconds 0-62mph sprint.
Other tweaks for the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde include big tail pipes, 320mm Brembos, new bodykit, 18″ alloys, sports seats, leather and Alcantar trim, new instruments and a black roof.
Du to arrive in May, Alfa are kicking off sales of the new Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde with a Launch Edition (just 500) with added spoilers, carbon fibre bits and special alloys.
As well as giving the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde a heart transplant, Alfa are also giving the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde a new geabox and a few tweaks for 2014.
The 1.4 litre MultiAir engine in the MiTo now gets mated to Alfa’s six-speed TCT dual-clutch auto ‘box which improves economy by 11 per cent and reduces the 0-62mph sprint from 7.5s to 7.3s. Always a good combination – more for less.
Both the Alfa Rome Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde and MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde will debut in Geneva next week and go on sale in May 2014.