Fresh from winning the Irish Car of the Year 2018 Performance Car award, Alfa Romeo’s range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio has been awarded the Performance Car of the Year (under Stg£100K ) gong at the UK’s Octane Magazine’s 2017 motoring awards ceremony.
The Italian marque scooped the top prize for its much-admired super saloon, as Octane Magazine recognised the elite of the international historic motoring world at a glittering ceremony at London’s Globe Theatre.
For the Performance Car of the Year winner, judges were looking for a model that appealed to head and heart, providing drivers with the latest advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience for under £100,000.
Alfa Romeo’s most powerful car ever created for road use fitted the bill thanks to the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, which can achieve a top speed of 171mph and move from zero to 62mph in a mere 3.9 seconds.
Ashley Andrew, managing director FCA, collected the award, commenting: “The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has been hailed by many as a five-star car since its debut, but winning Performance Car of the Year at the Octane Awards, and to be lauded in such company, demonstrates exactly what Alfa Romeo has managed to achieve. Built with the driver at the core, the Giulia Quadrifoglio embodies a true Alfa Romeo, pairing distinctive Italian style and cutting-edge technology with exceptional dynamic performance."
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is available to order from Irish showrooms, priced from £99,945 on-the-road.