In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the iconic 105-series Alfa Romeo Giulia, ErreErre has embarked on a mission to infuse a modern Giulia Quadrifoglio with the essence of its venerable predecessor. The results, however, are somewhat of a mixed bag.
When you think of ’60s Alfa Romeo, the image of a 105-series Giulia Sprint GTA tearing around Spa, with one of its front wheels defying gravity, often comes to mind. But there’s another Alfa that played a crucial role in the hearts of the public during that era, and it tends to be overshadowed: the Giulia Super sedan.
Sharing the same fundamental platform and mechanical underpinnings as its acclaimed racing counterpart, the Giulia Super brought the thrill of sports car handling and performance to the masses. It provided seating for four and a remarkably capacious boot. Now, as the Giulia Super marks its 60th birthday, the Italian company ErreErre Fuoriserie has introduced a rebirth of this icon, based on the contemporary Giulia Quadrifoglio and produced in a limited run of just 33 units.
The nostalgic touches are far from subtle. The sleek lines of the current Giulia have been artfully reshaped to recreate the boxy silhouette of the original, without compromising its essential safety structure. The distinctive quad headlight design from the classic Giulia has been seamlessly integrated into the front end, harmonizing with a pronounced sculpted shoulder line that extends along the car’s entire length.
Furthermore, it features flat, unembellished doors and a fresh roof skin, in addition to a contemporary interpretation of the 1962 model’s aerodynamic kamm-tail concept. The clash between the ’60s design elements and the modern Giulia’s more fluid proportions is evident, leaving no doubt about the source of inspiration.
Built on Alfa’s Giorgio platform, the ErreErre Giulia benefits from customized Bilstein B16 suspension at all four corners and carbon ceramic Brembo brakes. These enhancements prove valuable, particularly as the Quadrifoglio’s 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine has been tuned for rear-wheel drive via an eight-speed ZF gearbox.
Given its extraordinary rarity and extensive bodywork transformations, the ErreErre Giulia comes with a significant price tag. Prospective buyers will need to allocate €400,000 (approximately AU$659,000), although this cost does include a donor car.