The Alfa Romeo Giulia (105 series) is a sports sedan which was produced by Alfa Romeo in Italy from 1962 to 1978. Alfa Romeo was one of the first manufacturers to put a powerful engine in a light-weight car for mainstream production. The Alfa Romeo Giulia weighed about 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb). The Alfa Romeo Giulia was equipped with a light alloy twin overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine, similar to that of the earlier Alfa Romeo Giulietta models range. The engine capacities offered were 1.3-litre (1,290 cc) or 1.6-litre (1,570 cc). Various configurations of carburetors and tuning produced power outputs from about 80 to about 110 bhp (55 to 75 kW).
Almost all Alfa Romeo Giulia made had a 5-speed manual transmission. Giulias were noted for their lively performance among sedans of that generation, especially considering modest engine size. The popular Super version with twin carburettor 1.6 litre engine had top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph). 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) took about 12 seconds. Performance was better than many sports cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. When leaving the factory all variations of the Alfa Romeo Giulia originally fitted either Pirelli Cinturato 165HR14 tyres (CA67) or Pirelli Cinturato 155HR15 tyres (CA67).
The styling was quite straight forward, but with the great amount of detail. The engine bay, cabin and the boot were all square shaped. But grill, rooflines and details on the bonnet and boot made for an integrated design from bumper to bumper. It was also car with the particularly low drag coefficient for that era. For example, the drag coefficient of the Alfa Romeo Giulia was lower than that of a Porsche 911 from the same period.
Alfa Romeo Giulia First Series
The Alfa Romeo Giulia was presented at the ‘ Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on June 27th 1962 in the TI version. With the displacement of 1570 cc and power with a carburetor double body vertical, the engine could deliver a power of 92 hp (67 kW). The gearbox 5-speed, a real gem at the time reserved for cars of high sportsmanship and class, however, had the command with the lever at the steering wheel , which made ??it uncomfortable and not very sporty handling.
In 1963 was launched the Super Ti version, designed for the approval to touring car racing. Compared to Ti, Ti Super had a lighter body (chests and goalkeeper in aluminum , rear window and rear side windows in Plexiglas , some sheet metal thinned, interior simplified the engine from 112 hp in the Giulia SS coupe (with power 2 carburetors Weber 45 DCOE14, bigger valves, camshafts sports), disc brakes, alloy wheels Campagnolo magnesium with rectangular slits (the same as the Giulia TZ) and the shift lever to stick on the floor. were also available to the oil cooler, locking differential and different rear axle ratios.
In 1964 , after removing the Ti Super List, the Alfa Romeo also updated the Ti: 4 disc brakes, separate front seats and gearshift lever to stick on the floor. In 1965 the 1600 was flanked by Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super. Finishes more carefully were the hallmarks of the Super, along with the engine that through the adoption of two double carburetors body horizontal Weber 40 DCOE4 was providing 112 hp and with the new axle ratio 9/41 could exceed 175 km / h, similar value compared to the previous TI, but achieved at a lower rpm, improving comfort and fuel consumption. In the same year, the Pininfarina used the basic mechanics of 1600 to build its own version coupe with aerodynamic bodywork presented at the Turin motor show.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Second Series
In 1971, on the occasion of a slight restyling , the range was simplified and reduced to offering only two models. The cosmetic changes riguardarono a new mask, the elimination of the chrome bezels around rear lights and wheel rims. Was maintained within the construction Super, with some variations and simplifications. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Super was available in two versions, absolutely identical: 1.3 (1290 cc, 89 hp) and 1.6 (1570 cc, 102 hp). In 1974, a more substantial redesign gave birth to the New Super. A change were the front, bumpers (more enveloping), the tail and interior. Nothing new technique. The range remained composed versions of 1300 by 89 hp and 1600 by 102.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Engines
The engines will likely be various Multijet diesels and petrols, with V6 as top powertrain, which may be only engine available in the US. Alfa Romeo have also confirmed new 1.8 litre 300 PS (221 kW, 296 hp) engine, which may replace Alfa Romeo V6, with production of this engine starting in the next few years. The 1750TBi will probably be used as well. In the 159, this engine produces 200 PS (147 kW, 197 hp), however, the Giulietta QV version of this powertrain produces 235 PS (173 kW, 232 hp).
The Alfa Romeo Giulia will probably be available with a six-speed manual gearbox, and AlfaTCT twin clutch six-speed semi-automatic. There is still some uncertainty what platform the Alfa Romeo Giulia will use. It may have rear-wheel drive.