The English translation of quadrifoglio is four-leaf clover or cloverleaf, but when it’s applied to the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia, quadrifoglio means speed. The storied automaker launched in Milan, Italy, in 1906 and quickly started racing its products and building high-performance street cars. Its first racecar hit the track in 1911, and Enzo Ferrari was its star race car driver in the early 1920s. In 1923, in a superstitious move after a run of bad luck, Alfa added a four-leaf clover to its race cars — and won the next race. The symbol has appeared on every Alfa racecar since, and the nameplate first appeared on a high-performance street car back in 1963, a special version of the Giulia coupe.
Today, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the most powerful, most expensive and the most desirable member Giulia lineup. It’s also one of the quickest, fastest, and best-handling sedans in the world, competing with the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C 63, Audi RS 5, and Cadillac ATS-V.