Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi may be Ferrari F1 drivers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun in cars outside of their contracted brand and what better vehicles to race around in than Alfa Romeo’s newest performance sedan.
The Italian automaker invited all three drivers to their proving grounds in the Piedmont region of Italy. There, they were each seated behind the wheel of a Giulia Quadrifoglio before Alfa Romeo set them loose on the Circuito di Balocco, a track that’s more than 40 miles long and sitting on 1,200 acres of land.
In what seems to be a competition between the trio, we’re treated to a clip of professional drivers sliding around corners with tires screeching and engines revving up a storm.
A Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter V-6 engine sits under a shapely hood, delivering 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. In the very experienced hands of these drivers the Giulia QVs were pushed to their limit; launching the car from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, achieving lateral acceleration of 1.15g, hitting a maximum speed of 307 km/h and more.
Though we’re not sure who won, this clip does prove that the Giulia Quadrifoglio can make even the hardiest of drives feel emotions they seldom experience. Yes, we’re talking about the tiny smile Kimi Raikkonen cracked near the end of that video.