The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 1750 TBi TCT, also known as Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce, is a top-of-the-range model of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta (940) 5-door hatchback/family car.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 1750 TBi TCT is a front-wheel-drive 5-door hatchback that is classified as a compact/small family car. It is sold only in Europe.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce's engine is a turbocharged 1750 TBi 1.7L (1,742 cc) 4-cylinder, producing 237 hp (177 kW) and 251 ft·lb (340 N·m). A petrol engine, the 1750 TBi in the Giulietta Veloce, with a designated internal code of 940B2000, is of a spark-ignition 4-stroke engine type and uses variable valve timing. The car weighs 4023 lb (1825 kg) at the curb, giving the Giulietta a power-to-weight ratio of 130 hp per tonne or 17.0 lb/7.70 lb per hp.
The Giulietta's transmission is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with manual shifting mode, developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies. 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) occurs in 5.7 seconds along with a top speed of 152 mph (244 km/h).
Added in the Multiplayer League Update, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce appears near the middle of Class D (high-mid). It is found between the Nissan Juke Nismo and the Porsche 959 (sometimes the Ferrari 308 GTS, when the Porsche 959 is not available in the Garage).
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce is one of four Alfa Romeo cars in the game, though it shares few performance similarities with the other cars of the brand. Curiously, it has the same MAX rank integer number as the Alfa Romeo 4C.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce has a starting rank of 1003, a MAX rank of 1200, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1326. Due to its unusually high starting rank, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce has one of the lowest possible Tuning Kit bonuses in Class D: +48, due to having a smaller rank gain when compared to most other Class D cars. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce has a small positive speed modifier of 102.33%.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce shares much of its stats build with the Nissan Juke Nismo, with both cars being fairly unique within Class D (the DS 3 Racing is another similar car). Both are large and sturdy, unlikely to skid and randomly wreck. The Giulietta, despite its sturdiness, suffers the issue of mediocre handling due to its large nitro boost; this is made up for by superb drifting. Unfortunately, both have a moderately low raw top speed stat, though this is backed up by superb nitro power and efficiency (the speeds of the two cars are still inferior to the Mazda RX-8). Oddly, even without a Nitro Starter, both cars have an excellent acceleration stat that rivals the DS Survolt.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce is 0.9 mph/1.5 km/h faster than the Nissan Juke Nismo without a Tuning Kit, but with more speed is allocated to nitro rather than top speed, when compared to the Juke. With a nitro efficiency of 7/12/16, this downside only becomes highly apparent on long tracks.
With a Tuning Kit, it becomes clear that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce is a downgrade to the Nissan Juke Nismo, which becomes 1.4 mph/2.3 km/h faster. Also, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is much worse than the Nissan Juke Nismo at Multiplayer. Add to this a price of Blueprints instead of Credits, and the player will find themselves with an undesirable car.
However, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce has some very niche uses over the Nissan Juke Nismo, which is already a niche car, to begin with:
- One use is as an "alternative Nissan Juke Nismo". If the player happens to have the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce but not the Nissan Juke Nismo, for some reason, then it is almost as good.
- A second use is as a "half Nissan Juke Nismo". Due to the car already having an upgrade rank equivalent to a PRO Nissan Juke Nismo when it is at the default level, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce can serve as a decent car when unupgraded.
- A third use is as a "second Nissan Juke Nismo". As proven by the relationship between the Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Camaro Z/28, and SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI, the player can benefit from having a clone or two. Seeing as the Nissan Juke Nismo is actually able to compete in Multiplayer on an above-average level (in the 800s to 1200s), a player who is only in Challenger league or lower (who can gain rank with a "second-best" car) may be interested in keeping the Nissan Juke Nismo Multiplayer-tuned while upgrading the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce to MAX + PRO so that they can experience their "same" car at a higher tune.
Though not useful in Career Mode except for one Alfa Romeo Event, and though not found in any collections, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce offers 75 tokens through its Mastery.
Prior to the Porsche Update, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce could be purchased for 170,000 or 1,200.
The Giuletta was converted into a Blueprint car during the Porsche Update, and is currently only obtainable via the Assembly system after collecting 16 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce BP cards. It costs 816,820 or 6,215 to max out and its Pro Kits require 471,200, 10 of each Class D Parts card, 4 V6 Engines (contradicting the car's use of an inline-4 engine), 8 Initial Tech cards, and 8 Early Tech cards. Assembling the Giuletta takes 2 hours but can be skipped for 195.
The Giuletta's BP cards were given out as a Daily Bonus prize in August 2017 for 25 days of consecutive logins.