We have received from a WCF reader an image showing a camouflaged Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

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We have received from a WCF reader an image showing a camouflaged Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Developed in only two and a half years, the Giulia is likely Alfa's make or break model so fans of the legendary Italian marque have high hopes the sedan will be a success in order to keep the brand alive. So far Alfa has showed us only the range-topping Quadrifoglio model, but obviously lesser versions are in the works and have already been caught on camera.

Seen here is the mighty Quadrifoglio edition still carrying a full body camo even though the car received its premiere more than a month ago. The photo was taken at Mont Blanc in the Alps and shows one prototype, but the author of this image says there was another one nearby and both were being escorted by a Mercedes-Benz ML with Continental branding.

Lurking underneath that hood was a Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 510 PS (375 kW) all wrapped around in a car weighing about 1,500 kg (3,306 lbs) distributed 50:50. With a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.9 seconds and a rumored 200 mph (321 km/h), the Giulia Quadrifoglio is shaping up to be a worthy adversary for the big boys in this segment such as the C63 S, M3 and RS4.

It will be exhibited in a little over a month at the Frankfurt Motor Show where Alfa Romeo will also bring the more docile versions.

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WCF reader’s spy shot shows Alfa Romeo isn't done testing Giulia Quadrifoglio