The Alfa Romeo Giulia completes 50 years of service
|   Friday, July 13, 2012
The Alfa Romeo Giulia completes its 50th anniversary this year and to celebrate the occasion Alfa Romeo has set up a series of events. The Giulia was unveiled on the 27th of July 1962 and was one of the best cars of the era. It was a sports saloon of the time and was a huge hit with the audiences.

The Giulia was unveiled to a packed house on the Monza test track and the car has a rich racing heritage associated with its name. The Giulia started an era of modern racing technology, which Alfa Romeo has been following even till today.
The technology used in this car was in its nascent stages at that time and hence, the Giulia was every racing enthusiast's dream car.
The Giulia holds a very important place in Alfa Romeo's car making history as it was a pioneer in style, performance, speed, design, features and safety. The golden era of the Giulia was from 1962 to 1977 and within this time Alfa Romeo sold a grand total of a few million Giulias.

The Giulia was the first Alfa Romeo to leave a mark on the international car market and hence, etch Alfa's name as a leading car manufacturing company. The Giulia has since won many of the major car racing events in the world and the launch at the Monza was a fitting launch for this car.
Alfa Romeo tested all its cars at the Monza track till 1970, after that the event was shifted to the Brianza track. The Brianza saw the return of the Alfa Romeo TI, the sports variant of the already popular vehicle.

In the 1950's, the Giulia GTA was the sports car to look out for as it managed to win most of the famous racing events and hence had built up its own brand name in a world full of competition.

In the era of the Giulia, all of the leading vehicles featured a tubular chassis, leaf spring suspension system, push rob engines, etc. The Giulia was the first to sport Monocoque and coil spring suspension and a twin over head cam shaft engine. The car also featured a five speed manual gear box as a standard for all models. This car was the pioneer of the modern sports saloon.

On looking closer, we can find that the Giulia is a very aerodynamic car, the design is hardly box shaped and there are no flat panels on the surface of the vehicle. The drag coefficient of the Giulia is astonishingly just 0.34 – quite a feat considering the era.

The TI model of the Giulia sported a 1300 cc engine and the Giulia Super boasted of a 1600 cc engine. The Giulia was said to be have been designed by the wind, implying that the car sailed through asphalt.
The TI – abbreviated as the Turismo Internazionale – was etched on the name plates of the TI and this is still present on the model. Every Alfa Romeo fan and racing enthusiast will be present at the 50th anniversary of the vehicle to pay homage to this legend.
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