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ErreErre's wild Furioserie rebodied Alfa will get 562bhp and (maybe) a six-speed manual

And it'll be even more hardcore to drive. Here's what the boss has to say

Published: 29 Feb 2024

When the Fuoriserie was unveiled by Turn-based outfit ErreErre two years ago, we were initially told to expect a similar output to the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio upon which it’s based. But we were in for a surprise.

Brand boss and chief test driver Gianluca Rubatto has now revealed to TopGear.com that its 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 will in truth produce 562bhp. Though, he hasn’t mentioned exactly how this power has been found, so we’re going to assume Bigfoot has sought refuge beneath the bonnet for now.

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There’s also something pointy and movable in these straight-from-Geneva images. Is that a manual gearbox? Indeed, it is! Rubatto has also confirmed plans are underway to offer a six-speed manual for those who want to get the most out of the increased firepower.

“Of course, Alfa doesn’t sell the Quadrifoglio with a manual, so if the customer is fine with an automatic transmission, the job becomes a lot easier for us,” said Rubatto. “But we know a manual would appeal to many traditionalists, so we’re working out how to make this process easier moving forward.”

Other changes over a not-at-all-regular Giulia Quadrifoglio includes Bilstein suspension and a Capristo exhaust, both tailored specifically for this car. And now, having racked up over 100,000 test kilometres in the pictured prototype, Rubatto is well-placed to explain just how these changes have moved the Fuoriserie on from the standard car. 

“It’s pretty different to the Quadrifoglio. It’s got even more power than the hardcore GTAm, and alongside the new suspension and carbon ceramic brakes, it feels much flatter around the corners.”

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But why, of all cars, has Rubatto chosen to overhaul one of the modern super saloon greats?

“When we decided we were making a restomod, it was agreed we should use a donor car from the present day so we didn’t have to worry about performance, safety and so on. And then when we decided it was to be a saloon, the Quadrifoglio felt like a natural choice.”

OK, it’s probably time to address the elephant in the room now: styling. It’s a pretty radical overhaul from the Quadrifoglio, with some of the more notable substitutes including headlights inspired by the Giulia Tipo saloon from 1962 and a repositioned exhaust akin to the present GTAm. You also get a cleaner-look bonnet, while the non-existent wheel well space is occupied by Llangodesign 19in alloys.

But the biggest change over the Quadrifoglio is the lack of curvature to its all-carbon exterior. While the original car has plenty of swooping lines and fissures, the Fuoriserie has a much more straight and square-cut finish. It’s even been given a roofline spoiler to add even more flavour to an already… interesting dish.

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Regardless of where you stand on its looks, the Fuoriserie is undoubtedly bespoke. Each car takes around two years to make, and since they’ll be specifically tailored to customers’ requirements, you can even ask for a triple layer of crocodile leather across the cabin. How’s that for customer service, Alfa?

Rubatto has also confirmed his creation is close to achieving homologation status, so you’ll soon be able to order your one-of-33 units provided you’ve got £342,000 (plus VAT) and a spare Quadrifoglio lying around. A big price for a bespoke super-saloon? Now that's not a surprise.

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