Alfa Romeo Ireland has announced details of a new Giulia Veloce model. The Veloce is priced from €53,895 and debuts an exclusive 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 280hp and 400Nm of torque, partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive.

The four-cylinder engine is made entirely of aluminium and brings the Giulia to 100kmh from a standstill in just 5.7 seconds, going onto a top speed of 240kmh.  In addition to the MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve activation system, it also features a “2-in-1” turbocharger system and direct injection, with 200-bar pressure.

Made in the factory at Termoli, Italy, this new engine returns 46.3mpg on the combined cycle and emits 141g/km of CO2.

The Giulia Veloce is available in exclusive Misano Blue paint and features unique sports exterior styling, including sports bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels, coloured brake calipers, dark tinted privacy glass with black gloss window surrounds and a rear sports diffuser with dual exhaust tailpipes.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
The Veloce model has an exclusive 280hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine

Inside there is a choice of black, tan or red leather sport seats, and aluminium shift paddles on the steering column.

Other standard features on the Veloce include 25W Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera with dynamic gridlines, power folding exterior mirrors, and heated 6-way electric front seats including electric side bolster support.

All models in the Giulia range include Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Integrated Braking System (IBS) and cruise control with speed limiter.

Caroline Kidd