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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Alfa Romeo QV NRING Unveiled at NY Auto Show

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio NRING Models at NYIAS

Alfa Romeo unveiled two limited-edition 2019 Quadrifoglio NRING (Nürburgring) models at the 2019 NY Auto Show.

Giuila Quadrifoglio NRING

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giuila Quadrifoglio NRING celebrate Alfa Romeo holding the fastest lap times in their respective classes and earning the title as the fastest sedan and SUV on Germany's Nürburgring race track. Below is the press introduction we streamed live at the NY Show.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giuila Quadrifoglio NRING are limited production vehicles - only 55 of each model will be built. Each Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio NRING is exclusively equipped with the following:


  • Circuito Gray matte paint
  • Carbon fiber mirror caps
  • Carbon fiber “V” scudetto front grille
  • Dark miron exterior badging
  • Red brake calipers with white Alfa Romeo script
  • Dark 19-inch (Giulia) or 20-inch (Stelvio) 5-hole aluminum wheels
  • Exposed carbon fiber roof (Giulia only)
  • Dual-pane sunroof (Stelvio only)
  • Carbon fiber side sills (Stelvio only)
  • Optional ultra-high-performance, six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo® carbon ceramic material (CCM) brake system


  • Serialized number inlay on the passenger console
  • Carbon fiber steering wheel
  • Carbon fiber shifter bezel
  • Two-tone red/black leather interior with red stitching
  • Illuminated carbon fiber side sills (Giulia only)
  • Optional Sparco® carbon fiber frame racing seats

Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING

Convenience package, premium alarm system and driver assistance dynamic package (adaptive cruise control plus with full stop, Lane Departure Warning, automatic high-beam system and infrared windshield).

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* for the 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING is $89,890 and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING is $95,890.

*(excludes $1,595 destination)
Source: FCA USA

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fiat at The 2019 NY Auto Show

Fiat at the 2019 NY Auto Show

Fiat is displaying their 2019 model lineup at the 2019 NY Auto Show, going on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 – Sun, Apr 28, 2019. Here is a sneak peek at the cars on display.

Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition

The 2019 Fiat 500X was prominently displayed with the Adventurer Edition package. Note the new LED headlight design!

2019 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition

2019 Fiat FireFly Turbo Engine

The 2019 Fiat 500X has a new standard engine- the powerful 1.3 FireFly Turbo -which gives the 500X the best-in-class torque rating of 210 lb.-ft.

Fiat 500 Abarth

The Fiat 500 Abarth was on display and is unchanged from the 2019 model year, other than some color changes.

Fiat 500 Abarth at NY Auto Show

Technically, the model on display was a late build (November) 2018 car. The 2018 Fiat 500 hatch and Cabrio models had a delayed introduction last year and is one of the reasons there are no real changes for 2019.

Fiat 124 Spider Urbana

The recently announced, Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition made its public introduction.

We broke the story that there was going to be an Urbana package available for the Spider one year ago nearly to the day.

Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Interior

The Urbana Edition is an option package on the base Classica model and offers numerous upgrades and enhancements at a terrific price point.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

The Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with the Veleno Appearance Group makes the North American Abarth Spider look like the European model.

124 Abarth Veleno

The 124 Abarth Veleno Appearance package is available on cars painted Brillante White and  adds the following:

  • Abarth Carpeted Floor Mats 
  • Bright Dead Pedal 
  • Red Fascia Lower Lip
  • Red Mirror Cap
  • Red Tow Eye Opening Cap

Priced at $495, it is a bargain.

Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L is the ultimate family car with that offers subcompact exterior dimensions with the interior room of a full-sized car.

Fiat 500L Trekking

Fiat Brand Ambassador Megan Cylkowski

Fiat Brand Ambassador Megan Cylkowski


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Register Now for The 2019 Fiat FreakOut!

Fiat Freak Out cars

Mark your calendars for the must-attend Fiat event of the year! July 10-14, 2019. Those are the days the Fiat Club America will be holding its annual convention called the Fiat FreakOut.

Now in its 36th year, the Fiat FreakOut is a fun, family-oriented event, packed with activities. This year, the Fiat FreakOut will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina located in the state's beautiful Piedmont region, midway between the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains.

Images from the 2015 Fiat FreakOut Car Show

Expect to see the largest gathering in North America of both new and classic Fiats as well as various Lancias, Alfa Romeos and other exciting Italian cars. Plan on lots of socializing and car talk with friendly fellow owners. Along with being around great people and treated to all the fantastic cars, attendees will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events, including a Concours car show, scenic drives to historic places, a track day, an autocross, and a visit to the oldest NASCAR track in history. There's something for everyone.

Cars you typically see at the Freakout

Lancia Delta HF at the FreakOut

Abarths at Freakout

Plenty of new Fiats at FreakOut

The Grandover Resort in Greensboro is home base this year and is a fabulous venue featuring golf courses, dining facilities, a luxurious pool and spa, fitness center and exclusive club parking lot. The resort will also be the convenient site of the Concours field.

The club has secured a special rate that ends June 10, 2019. The rooms are filling up fast, so you need to jump on this fast. June 10th is also the deadline to register for the FreakOut, and registering now will help the club organizers ensure a smooth event.

Visit the Club's website for all the details. See you there!

Important links:

Below are some of the activities planned for the 2019 Fiat FreakOut:

Exotica at Fiat FreakOut




Race Shop Tour Drive (Group 1)
  • Richard Petty Museum
  • Fiat Alfa Specialty visit
  • Lunch
  • RCR Museum

Covered Bridge/Pottery/Fruitcake Factory Tour Drive (Group 2)
  • Pisgah Covered Bridge
  • Seagrove pottery district
  • Westmoore Family Restaurant – lunch
  • Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory