Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio spent a great day among the beautiful curves of the world’s most famous road, the Transfagarasan road. The two new models of the Italian brand have shown all their characteristics on a fascinating path. Every pilot would like to face it at least once in their life.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupé
Alfa Romeo will not show the new Giulia Coupé until at least 2018. This car would be the third model of the relaunch of the Italian brand, after the sedan and Stelvio. Alfa Romeo’s senior management would meet to discuss future brand models, including the Upper segment SUV and coupé. Despite concrete projects would be hampered by financial issues. That’s why the most concrete proposal is a cheaper car, the Giulia Coupé. The new model is expected to lose the rear doors with the resulting extension of the front doors and frameless windows, while the roof will be more sinuous. The Giulia Coupé will be the cheap alternative to SUV and celery.
Globalization of the Alfa Romeo brand
The choice to produce a Giulia Coupé meets the aims of the globalization of the Alfa Romeo brand. The Coupé compared to the Station Wagon would guarantee a worldwide marketing compared to the second, which would be limited to the European stage only. The Giulia Coupé will also be the additional pivot of the Cassino production chains, where Giulia and Stelvio are produced, vehicles are still below FCA’s commercial expectations.
Among the most beautiful roads in the world, Transfagarasan runs for miles through nature reserves to reach the Balea glacial lake. Built at the behest of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, it is also called the Ceausescu Madness. Between 1970 and 1974, it permitted Romanian troops to cross the Carpathians in the event of a Soviet invasion. In fact, the road connects the regions of Transylvania and Muntenia.
The 152 km long road starts from the town of Bascov, near Pitesti. It passes through Curtea de Arges and winds through the highest mountains in Romania giving breathtaking views, to the north the landscape is dry while to the south green valleys follow one another and ends near the city of Cartisoara. There are many tunnels and viaducts you will encounter along the road that climbs up through numerous hairpin bends. The Transfagarasan is open only four months per year, summer months, due to climatic conditions.