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Alfa celebrates lucky clover

2013-06-04 12:20

ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY: Alfa Romeo is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the “Quadrifoglio Verde'” (green four-leaf clover), a symbol used on some of its sportier models. Image: Newspress

The 90th anniversary of the “quadrifoglio verde'” (green four-leaf clover), the symbol that has identified some of Alfa Romeo's sportiest models, is being celebrated in 2013.

The Quadrifoglio is part of the Italian Air Force's coat-of-arms and remains the symbol of Alfa Romeo's philosophy which, the automaker claims, is based on the constant pursuit of excellence applied to competitions and its production vehicles.


The first Alfa Romeo car to be adorned with the quadrifoglio verde was Italian racing driver Ugo Sivocci's “RL”, the automaker's first model after the First World War. In it he won the 14th Targa Florio, an open-road endurance race, in 1923 and since then all of Alfa's racing cars were distinguished with the emblem.

The four-leaf clover returns to the Giulietta and MiTo as Alfa reckons the new models draw on the heritage of dynamic performance, without compromising on efficiency and convenience in everyday use.


Quadrifoglio Verde: Alfa icon -  In 1923, the Quadrifoglio Verde became the symbol of Alfa Romeo race cars and continues to be used on performance models to date.

'Four-leaf' for the best - The 'Quadrifoglio Verde' versions of the MiTo and Giulietta are distinguished by the legendary emblem which has been bestowed upon the best Alfa Romeos.

Most powerful MiTo revealed - The new limited editon MiTo SBK is based on the “Quadrifoglio Verde” version and adopts the most powerful engine in the range.


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