Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio efficiency model turns 100 this yr—the precise date is June 25—and the automaker has numerous celebrations deliberate, particularly as this yr 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 emblem, which adopts a gold body and in addition sports activities a extra vibrant shade of inexperienced.
The well-known emblem 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 secure.
That authentic RL race automotive wore the symbol 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 Components 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 convey sporty driving to the road, the newest 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 on 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 business. Only some 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 regularly 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 goal 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.