Order books have opened for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema. Customer deliveries will begin in the third quarter of this year.
The Italian manufacturer of premium cars has developed its first-ever worldwide limited models on the basis of the range-topping Veloce trim – the Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema. They are available to order now.
In the United States of America, the Giulia Estrema with rear-wheel drive costs $56,685, while the G4 all-wheel-drive variant is $2,000 more expensive. The price of the Stelvio Estrema (AWD only) is $60,545. All prices include a $1,595 destination charge.
The Estrema models are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that delivers 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque when mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph takes 5.5 seconds and is even faster (5.1 sec) for the AWD Giulia.
Both cars inherited a standard adaptive suspension (Alfa Active Suspension) and a limited-slip rear differential from the high-performance Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio.
The standard features include AEB, forward collision warning with full-stop capability, active cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, and Active Blind-Spot Assist. The Active Assist Plus Package comes as an option.
The Estrema exterior features a carbon fiber veneer on mirror caps and the grille, “Estrema” badges, and gloss black details – side windows, 19- and 21-inch alloy wheel, brake calipers. 4 exterior colors are available: Vulcano Black, Misano Blue, Alfa Rosso, and Alfa White.
The cabin is laced with red stitching all over, has carbon fiber accents like the Quadrifoglio’s, and sports seats in black leather. A dual-pane sunroof, a Harman Kardon audio system with 14 speakers, and wireless phone charging are among the ‘goodies’ you’ll meet inside the Estrema models.
Upper photo: Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema