Celebrating 100 Years of Quadrifoglio
Alfa Romeo is celebrating 100 years of its iconic Quadrifoglio badge this February, which was originally conceived of as a good-luck charm for the 1923 Targa Florio. Interested in learning more about the history behind the iconic Quadrifoglio badge, and its place on modern Alfa Romeo models? Continue reading to learn more about this emblem’s rich and storied history.
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Origins of the Quadrifoglio Badge
During the 1923 Targa Florio race in Sicily, Italy, the Alfa Romeo team painted a four-leaf clover emblem on their Corsa RL race car, hoping the symbol of luck would grant them their first international racing victory. Alfa Romeo driver Ugo Sivocci would go on to win the race, with his teammate Alberto Ascari following close behind in second place. Following this triumph, Alfa Romeo would make the Quadrifoglio symbol its emblem on all future racing cars.
How the Quadrifoglio Badge has Evolved
Over time, variants of the Quadrifoglio badge were developed for different Alfa Romeo vehicles. High-performance models were marked with a variant known as the “Quadrifoglio Verde,” (green) while top-range models were adorned with a “Quadrifoglio Oro” (gold) badge. The first road car to come equipped with a Quadrifoglio badge was the Giulia TI Super, which was released in 1963 and was limited to a run of only 501 units.
Modern Vehicles Sporting the Quadrifoglio Badge
The thrilling legacy of the Quadrifoglio badge is alive and well today in Alfa Romeo’s modern vehicles. The 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia are both available in Quadrifoglio configurations, built to deliver a sporty and exciting driving experience. Both models sport the iconic Quadrifoglio badge, complemented by racing-inspired design elements found on and inside both models.
Shop for Quadrifoglio Models at Alfa Romeo of London
Wondering where to shop for the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio? Alfa Romeo of London, located at 980 Wharncliffe Road S. Unit #1, has a wide range of Alfa Romeo vehicles available for purchase. Explore our current selection of vehicles by browsing our online inventory.