Alfa Romeo launches Giulia and Stelvio Estrema special editions

The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio will receive new Estrema special editions for the 2023 model year.

Based on the Veloce trim level, the Estrema models fill the gap with the high-performance Quadrifoglio versions of the Giulia and Stelvio, Alfa Romeo said in a press release.

Estrema models receive standard adaptive suspension, which is derived from Quadrifoglio models and tuned in conjunction with Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 team, the automaker claims. A Quadrifoglio limited-slip rear differential is also included.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema 2023

Both Estrema models use the same 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission as the standard Giulia and Stelvio, with output unchanged at 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. The Giulia Estrema comes standard with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive, while the Stelvio Estrema is all-wheel-drive only.

Alfa quotes 0-60 mph times of 5.5 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive Giulia Estrema, 5.1 seconds for the all-wheel-drive Giulia Estrema and 5.5 seconds for the Stelvio Estrema.

Special editions get carbon fiber veneers on the grille and mirror caps, along with gloss black trim, brake calipers and wheels (19-inch on the Giulia Estrema, 21-inch on the Stelvio Estrema). An optional staggered wheel set for the Giulia Estrema adds a wider rear wheel/tire setup. Four colors are available: Alfa White, Alfa Rosso, Misano Blue and Vulcano Black.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema 2023

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema 2023

Interior upgrades include leather on the dashboard, steering wheel, center armrest, gear lever and upper door panel, as well as black leather sports seats and carbon fiber trim. A double-glazed sunroof, 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and wireless phone charging are also included.

Pricing starts at $56,685 for the rear-drive Giulia Estrema, $58,685 for the all-wheel-drive version, and $60,545 for the Stelvio Estrema. All versions are available to order now, with deliveries expected to begin in Q3 2022.