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Alfa Romeo celebrates Quadrifoglio’s 100th birthday

this year, alfa romeo Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Quadrifoglio becoming part of the Alfa Romeo legend. In 1923, Team His Racing his driver and eternal second-place finisher Ugosivocci drew a four-leaf clover inside the white square of his car. RL A single-seater “Corsa” developed to win the Targa Florio. Civocci won the race, giving Alfa his Romeo its first ever international victory. A few months later, Sibotti went to Monza to test the P1. Grand Prix European. Died during practice without drawing a four-leaf clover on #17 P1. Sure, correlation isn’t causation, but it’s hard to find anyone more superstitious than the drivers of his team racing. The Italian retired his number 17 from racing cars, and from 1924 onwards, all Alfa his Romeos were equipped with a quadrifoglio on a triangular, rather than square, inner bodywork. The missing dot represents the loss of Sivocci.

These green leaves have since distinguished the Alfas among a sea of ​​other red Italian single-seaters from competitors. Ferrari and maseratiOf course, sometimes a car didn’t need that kind of help, and a line of models like the TZ and P33 were iconic enough to forget any further distinction.

The Milanese added a Quadrifoglio version of the production car in the 1960s, but it didn’t become part of the official production car name until the 1980s. The branding has since expanded to his two clovers. Quadrifoglio Oro (gold) stands for the luxury version and Quadrifoglio Verde for the sporty version. It later became more widely used as a single letter “Q” for features such as the Q2 locking differential and his Q4 all-wheel drive.

Centro Stile Alfa Romeo has tweaked the logo and graphics that will be displayed at the brand event starting June 25th, marking the official centenary. Called the “Quadrifoglio Day”, it hosts a “backstage” conference and parade open to all Alfa Romeo clubs. .

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of Alfa Romeo’s AutoDelta Racing division.equivalent to AMG The M division for the Italians, predating both German versions of the famous Alfa Romeo racing cars like the 1965. Julia Sprint GTA and 33 in 1975 TT 12 sports car The racer came out of the Autodelta workshop. These celebrations will first be punctuated by a conference on March 5th at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese. milan.

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