Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Turns 90

Alfa Romeo is celebrating 90 years since the 'Quadrifoglio Verde' (Cloverleaf), the symbol that has identified Alfa Romeo's sportiest models, was introduced, way back in 1923.
The Alfa Romeo ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ is 90 years old 1 photo
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The origin of the cloverleaf symbol bas been lost, but it's believed to be linked with the aeroplanes of the "10th Caproni Bomber Squadron" in First World War. Even to this day, it's the symbol of the Italian Air Force.

What is known, however, is that the quadrifoglio verde was first used on an Alfa Romeo by Ugo Sivocci, who won the 1923 Targa Florio in his "RL".

For a while, the symbol stopped being used until it was revived by hot versions of the MiTo and Giulietta models. Up until the arrival of the 4C, the 235 hp Giulietta QV was the flagship of the Alfa Range.

Editor's note: Do you guys think the Golf GTI the Renault T5 Turbo or the 205 GTi are old? Think again!
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