The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has taken home the accolades of Performance Car of the Year for the third year in a row at the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2020. The four-leaf-clover has once again proved to be a lucky charm, as the Giulia fought off tough competition across all price points to top the category.

Judged by the expert team at What Car?, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio won them over with its combination of class-leading driving dynamics, characterful engine and its unexpected versatility which makes it ideal as a daily driver.

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor praised the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio saying: “For the third year in a row, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is What Car?'s performance car of the year, and for very good reason. A big part of its appeal is a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 that has more than a dash of Ferrari DNA. However, despite it directing 503bhp to the rear wheels alone, this isn’t some scary monster of a car. Traction is fantastic, whatever the weather. And while the Giulia can be persuaded to wag its tail when you put it in race mode, this is something to be enjoyed rather than wary of, given the speed and precision of the steering. As a bonus, when the standard adaptive suspension is in its most compliant setting, the ride is supple enough for long journeys to pass by comfortably, making the Giulia a performance car you can use every day.”

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by a 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, which allows it to reach a top speed of 176mph, while reaching 62mph from zero in just 3.9 seconds.

Arnaud Leclerc, managing director FCA UK, commented: “Picking up this award for the third year in a row is real testament to work that went into creating the Giulia Quadrifoglio, as it continues to stand the test of time as a true performance car.”

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