The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has won three awards from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) at the recent Texas Auto Roundup.
The Quadrifoglio was named Car of Texas a d won awards for Performance Sedan of Texas and Most Drives at the TAWA event, according to a press release.
“The Giulia Quadrifoglio took to the track at Circuit of The Americas and thoroughly impressed our journalists with its nimble handling, compelling Ferrari-derived 505-horsepower V-6 engine along with its true Italian flair,” Nic Phillips, president of TAWA, said in the release.. “Alfa Romeo has created something original, something extraordinary in just about every measure with the Giulia Quadrifoglio – one of those cars you have to experience to believe – whether you’re on the track or looking for a smile-inducing drive to work, this sedan delivers it all and quite comfortably at that.”
The track at Circuit of the Americas has 20 turns, a 133-foot hill and slalom segment along its 3.4 miles. A team of 52 journalists drove and otherwise tested 42 vehicles during the event.
The ultra-high-performance sedan has a direct-injection 2.9-liter twin-turbo intercooled V-6 engine that offers 505 horsepower. It's also the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever offered in a production car, reaching 60 miles per hour from a dead stop in 3.8 seconds.