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Alfa Romeo and Jeep thrill at Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Goodwood Festival of Speed can be dubbed the world’s largest celebration of motorsports and the motoring culture. You can say without doubt that it would not be complete without the Alfa Romeo and Jeep brands at the peeks of their ranges, not just in performance, but also in innovation and off-road capability. This year, the most powerful Jeep of all-time, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, as well as the most powerful street-legal Alfa Romeo, the Alfa Romeo Racing special series Giulia Quadrifoglio, will be showing their true power.
With a large number of models presented, the bond between the two premium brands that are continuously striving for excellence is a rich one. When talking speed, the best of the best in motorsport is represented by the F1 show car – a single-seater used by the Alfa Romeo Racing team. The Italian driver that also happens to be the most recent winner of the Trofeo Bandini, Antonio Giovinazzi, will be attending the show and will also show driving displays behind the wheel of the C32.
Alfa Romeo Racing special series models
The Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing special series are more just cars, but a tribute to how involved Alfa Romeo is in motorsport at its highest level. The Giulia and Stelvio have a boost of power in this limited edition, even when being compared to the 510 HP of the Quadrifoglio 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo. It also flaunts special paintwork that references the F1 cars driven by Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen. Styling like the extravagant use of carbon and the exclusive technical additions like the Akrapovič titanium exhaust make this a truly breath-taking edition. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio will also be on display sporting the Competizione Red livery.
Tonale: A compact hybrid plug-in SUV vision
The latest from Alfa Romeo is a futuristic vein, showing that even the very latest technological challenges won’t get the better of them, expressed by the Alfa Romeo Tonale. This new concept car also took the “Car Design Award 2019” recently with its distinctively Italian design. It’s the perfect blend of priceless heritage and anticipation of new precepts. Every detail is designed with the driver in mind and ensuring total driving pleasure, and the same in seen in the Tonale – except this time, the brand’s signature is electric!
Power like no other in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
When talking Jeep performance, it refers to how easily the vehicle can adapt and deal with the most demanding off-road trails. Something that all SUVs in the same award-winning line up share. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful and fastest Jeep ever, and is one of the stars at the Run Up The Hill at Goodwood.
The 6.2 litre V8 turbo engines delivers 710 HP and 868 Nm of torque, and gives class-beating performances of 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 289 km/h. The braking distance goes from 100-0 km/h in just 37 metres thanks to the new Brembo system. This model also set a world record speed on ice at 280 km/h on Lake Baikal in Russia.
Clean technology for an off-road adventure and everyday driving
A theme the Jeep engineers always try to focus on is how to improve an already legendary off-road capability, combined with everyday driving. One way they achieve this is by exploring new technologies like the clean and quiet power of an electric motor. The new Jeep Renegade Hybrid Plug-in SUV at the stand takes the high drive torque of the electric motor and shows off the all new electric all-wheel drive (eAWD) technology.
Test drives for the most award-winning SUV range
Jeep has provided an area with obstacles and a 6-metre bridge for some off-road testing of the updated Trailhawk family that were designed for 4x4 driving. The range includes the Renegade, Compass, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler.
Personality on and off-road
Visitors at the stand will be able to admire the exclusive character of every Jeep SUV like the Compass Night Eagle and the Wrangler 1941 designer by Mopar. The Compass Night Eagle boasts a dark finish with an exterior enhanced by Gloss Black finishes on the front, grille, fog light surrounds, halogen headlight bezels, and 19” diamond-cut alloy wheels. The distinctive daylight opening (DLO) trim and badges are black. The Mopar designed Jeep Wrangler 1941 is a 4x4 with a 100% street legal outfit and flaunts Hella Yella paintwork. It comes equipped with Jeep Performance Parts including a 2” lift kit, optional snorkel, performance rock rails, black door sill guards, black fuel flap and all-weather mats. The “1941” bonnet sticker that commemorates the birth of the Willy’s completes the Mopar configuration.