Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio efficiency model turns 100 this 12 months—the precise date is June 25—and the automaker has a lot of celebrations deliberate, particularly as this 12 months additionally marks the sixtieth anniversary of Alfa Romeo’s Autodelta racing division.
To kick issues off, Alfa Romeo on Thursday revealed an up to date design for its Quadrifoglio brand, which adopts a gold body and likewise sports activities a extra vibrant shade of inexperienced.
The well-known brand first appeared in 1923 on the Targa Florio-running RL of Ugo Sivocci. Ever since then this image has been utilized to all the extra sporting machines within the Alfa Romeo steady.
That unique RL race automotive wore the logo proudly, and different vehicles carrying the mark put Alfa Romeo on the rostrum of many races.
2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The Quadrifoglio was adorned on Alfa Romeo race vehicles that gained the primary two System 1 races within the sport’s inaugural 1950 season. It has been utilized to DTM winners, and it is also been affixed to vehicles designed to deliver sporty driving to the road, the most recent iterations being the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Each vehicles pack a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 good for 500 hp, and each keep it up a proud custom by bearing the Quadrifoglio.
There are many cool symbols and badges which have been used all through the years within the automotive trade. Just a few can declare to have achieved iconic standing, nonetheless, and the Quadrifoglio is a kind of few. It is come a good distance from its use on the hood of Ugo Sivocci’s RL, however it’s nice to see it frequently being utilized and appreciated by Alfa Romeo and its followers.
As for Autodelta, it dates again to Mar. 5, 1963, when Carlo Chiti and the Chizzola brothers based Auto-Delta with the purpose of collaborating with Alfa Romeo within the building of the Giulia TZ. Alfa Romeo ultimately took over the corporate in 1965, establishing it as its official racing division and renaming it Autodelta within the course of.