The taut proportions of the Giulia work well with the Quadrifoglio embellishment. Not much has changed with this facelift update: there are LED rear light clusters with dark lenses and a glossy black finish adorns the front trilobe and rear badges. As before, enthusiasts will most readily recognise this top Giulia version by its unique 19-inch wheels, through which you can glimpse black aluminium calipers. There's also a potent rear air diffuser and black gloss window surrounds. At the front, piercing bi-xenon headlamps give the car some serious overtaking presence. And at the rear, there are LED tail lamps, plus a sports exhaust with quad tail pipes. As usual, of more importance is the stuff you can't see, namely the use of ultra-lightweight materials in this variant's structure, including carbon fibre for the bonnet, roof, front splitter, rear spoiler and body inserts, as well as aluminium for the doors and wings.
Inside, with this revised model, the centre console has been adapted to offer greater tactile and visual impact, while also providing more storage space, a redesigned leather trimmed steering wheel and gear stick are standard and customers can choose to option red or green seat belts. As before, the cabin is set apart with sports seats upholstered in a leather-and-alcantara combination. The dashboard and the door panels are also wrapped in stitched leather and there are carbon fibre inserts around the fascia, plus you get aluminium kick plates and an ambient lighting set-up for a classy feel after dark. Otherwise, it's the usual Giulia interior package, with design is centred around the driver, the main controls grouped together on the small steering wheel. There's an improved 8.8-inch centre-dash touchscreen, featuring connected services and a fresh interface design. Exclusively available on the Quadrifoglio models, the new Performance Pages show the temperatures of the main mechanical components, torque delivery, turbo pressure and power used, as well as digital chronometers to measure acceleration and maximum speed, allowing the driver to view performance levels and vehicle status in real time.
When it's time to take a seat in the rear, taller folk might find access hindered a little by the swept-back roofline. Still, the rear door opens decently wide and once inside, you'll find that there's a decent amount of back seat space by class standards, with plenty of space to push forward your feet beneath the front chairs. Out back, there's a 480-litre boot.