As part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Alfa has released details of its new MiTo and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde performance models, which are set to arrive in the UK this July.

The Giulietta QV is powered by the same 1750 turbocharged petrol engine as the Alfa 4C.

It develops 240hp at 5,750rpm and 340Nm of torque between 2,000 – 4,000rpm.  Mated to Alfa’s TCT dual-clutch transmission and equipped with a Launch Control system, the Giulietta QV can sprint from 0-62mph in 6.0 seconds dead, and on to a top speed of 149 mph.

The Giulietta QV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension, and features 320mm front brake discs with Brembo four-piston callipers.

It’s available in a choice of Matte Magnesio Grey, Alfa Red or 8C Red, and wears special Quadrifoglio Verde emblems on the front wings, with Anthracite door mirrors, door handles and fog-light frames.

The interior is home to new sports seats in leather/Alcantara, contrast white stitching to the steering wheel, dark headlining, aluminium sports pedals, leather gear and handbrake levers and special floor mats.

Prices for the Giulietta QV start at £28,120, although the first 500 examples built (of which only 100 will come to the UK) will be a special ‘Launch Edition’ model with carbon-fibre door mirrors, carbon-fibre rear spoiler, special side skirts, front air dam, rear diffuser, 18-inch five-hole alloy wheels and a numbered plaque.  The Launch Edition weighs in at £30,280.

Not to be left out, the MiTo QV also arrives in July, with prices starting from £20,210.

It’s powered by the usual 1.4-litre MultiAir unit with 170hp and 250Nm of torque.  Mated to Alfa’s TCT, the MiTo QV completes the 0-62mph sprint in 7.3 seconds, and keeps going until 136mph.

The MiTo QV is recognisable by its burnished headlight surrounds, front grille, door mirrors, door handles, tail-light surrounds, rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, there’s ‘Competizione’ carbon-effect dashboard trim, special floor mats and kick plates.  A five-inch touch-screen media system with DAB digital radio and TomTom navigation is standard.

Both cars will make their debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month, and will go on sale in the UK this July.