Alfa Romeo has introduced the Giulia and Stelvio “ESTREMA” special series in Hinwil at the headquarters of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team. The first global special series, “ESTREMA” is equipped with a trim that puts it at the top of its range as it embodies the highest achievements in terms of technical and dynamic solutions, style, and sportiness. Its official debut took place at none other than the Alfa Romeo F1 Team’s Factory. Outside the limelight, Alfa Romeo and Sauber are carrying on with nonstop synergy which is founded on the exchange of their respective knowhow in an ongoing search for efficiency and state-of-the-art sustainable technology: the key territory for the new era of the brand.
Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio “ESTREMA”: Alfa Romeo’s trademark technical capabilities and sportiness
A further step in the brand’s sporty DNA, the Giulia and Stelvio MY22 “ESTREMA” are making their debuts. The first special series to be sold globally, bringing Alfa Romeo performance around the world, “ESTREMA” is the perfect combination of technical refinement and driving pleasure.
The new Alfa Romeo line-up strategy is now devoted to simplicity: two trims – Super and Ti – each with a well-defined characterization to meet the needs of the most demanding customers, and two packs – Sprint and Veloce – aimed at emphasizing the sportiness of the brand. “ESTREMA” is positioned at the top of the range, giving a nod at the super sporty Quadrifoglio version.
The project is aimed at those customers — often referred to as “driving purists”, who are always looking for the emotions linked with being at one with the vehicle. A connoisseur customer, less devoted to the muscularity of aesthetics, but attentive to those technical solutions able of providing balance and outstanding driving dynamics. The new active suspensions come standard: thanks to the ability to adapt to the conditions and to the driving style, they contribute to an exceptional travel comfort without penalizing sporty handling and driving pleasure. The control system “Alfa Active Suspension” manages suspensions and shock absorbers in constant interaction with the CDC (Chassis Domain Control) and the DNA, calibrating its intervention according to the selected mode.
On “ESTREMA” the mechanical self-locking differential always comes standard. It guarantees stability and high control in all grip conditions, and it distributes torque and traction even when out of corners, at high speeds and during acceleration.
From the view of its exterior or sitting down within its interior, it stands out for its enveloping, sporty look with its prevalent use of carbon. On the exterior, it gets noticed for its carbon fiber veneer – on the mirror cover and front V. Dark tones for the specific “ESTREMA” badge on the bumper, alloy wheels – 19″ on the Giulia and 21″ on the Stelvio – and the brake calipers. The same sporty look can be seen on the interiors where there is a carbon fiber veneer and Alcantara® seats – a unique material which takes both aesthetics and functionality into consideration. The red stitching on the dashboard, seats, steering wheel, and gear knob further enhances the model’s exclusivity and sporty look.
Giulia and Stelvio “ESTREMA” are equipped with 280 hp 2.0 Turbo gas or 210 hp 2.2 Turbo Diesel engines, both paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. Finishing off the setup, an audio system with 14 Harman Kardon speakers.
Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 Sauber: strategic synergy for the brand’s future
The renewal of the partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport in July 2021 demonstrated the desire on the part of both parties to keep on improving together. This strategic synergy aims to create an exciting future for the team and the brand through a precise, long-term plan. After all, F1 is the laboratory of experimentation par excellence: groundbreaking in its hybrid strategy, at the cutting-edge of big data and artificial intelligence management, and in the development of next-generation software, all key areas for a brand like Alfa Romeo that makes technological excellence a priority. The headquarter of Alfa Romeo F1 team is a breeding ground for new technology and the new Giulia and Stelvio “ESTREMA” could not help but be introduced in this location, where both brands’ values of technical refinement and the search for the symbiosis between people and vehicles get combined to reach one common goal: maximum performance.
In the Hinwil headquarters, the present – audaciously expressed by the attitude of the “ESTREMA” special series – meets a vision of the future in order to give life to strategic assets and a continual exchange of technical knowhow.