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Alfa Romeo to Rebadge Mito and Giulietta QV as "Veloce", Use QV for Hardcore Models

Pretty soon, the Alfa Romeo brand will get out of limbo and back to the real world. They will have a Germanic executive sedan offered soon, followed by the first SUV. But what does that mean for the existing model lineup, for the Mito and Giulietta?
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According to a report publish by a Dutch auto magazine, they still have a future. However, changes will be made. Currently, the top-of-the-range performance models are called QV, short for Quadrifoglio Verde. However, this will be changed to Veloce, which is Italian for Speed.

The four-leafed clover is an iconic symbol for the Alfa brand and they want it back for use on real performance machines, not small yet punchy hatchbacks. We're expecting a track-focused version of the 4C and a really fast sedan with over 400 horsepower to get the QV badge.

Alfa Romeo will change the name of the Giulietta QV and Mito QV in Giulietta Veloce and Mito Veloce. The brand will use the QV-badge for real sportscars in the future.

The changes come into effect as of June, but nothing new is happening under the bonnet. That means the Giulietta Veloce will be powered by the same 1750 TBI turbo engine with a TCT automatic transmission and delivering 240 hp to the front wheels. According to Autovisie, prices will start from €37,950.

As for the Mito Veloce, it will continue to offer a powertrain similar to a 500 Abarth. It consists of a 1.4 MultiAir engine delivering 170 hp and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque to the front axle via a TCT gearbox.

Performance-wise, this hot hatch requires 7.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h, so it's quite a bit slower than its rival, which can do the same in 6.7 seconds. Despite this, prices start at €27,150, so it's unlikely to be a big seller outside of Italy.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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