Alfasud Green Cloverleaf (Quadrifoglio Verde Q.V.) was released in October 1982 and was sold throughout 1983, being discontinued at the end of 1984. (although in some markets it was discontinued earlier. December 1984 was the absolute latest, however.)
The QV was only sold as a 3 door hatch and had a number of differences from the standard Sud Ti.
- where the standard Sud Ti was sold with either the 95hp (70kW) or 86hp (63.6kW) twin carb 1.5 and 1.3 litre boxer engines, respectively, the Q.V. had a brand new 105hp (78kW) 1.5 litre engine.
-The extra 8kW over the existing twin carb 1.5. was achieved with different cams, of course accompanied by the obligatory carb re jetting and ignition re-mapping. Max power was achieved at 6000rpm (as opposed to the existing 5800) and max torque at 4000rpm (somewhat high, indicating the peaky nature of the new motor)
- Mechanically, nothing else was changed. Suspension is the same as the existing Ti's. Brakes are the same. etc.
- The long ratio gearbox was used. While this improved fuel economy, I believe it dulled performance. The gap between 1st and 2nd was too large. Achieving fast starts was tricky. A 1980 model Ti with a short ratio gearbox and the 95hp motor is probably just as quick. (Now, a 105hp motor with a short ratio gearbox, that is something else
. The ratios are perfect for the torque curve of the motor.)
- An advantage of the longer ratios was a top speed of 185kmh (115 mph), however.
- All other differences were related to trim.
-Interior differences: compared to the earlier Ti's, the Q.V. had a leather steering wheel and the seat fabrics were changed. Q.V. seats had black vinyl backing. Material was colourful with many red "Tis" on a black background. The Q.V. material also had cross stiching running along it's length to make the material look taut. (You have to see a picture to understand.)
Oh and don't forget the red carpet! (yes wayyyyy before the 205GTi
-Exterior differences: Q.V.s came in black, silver or red. The front grill had a red shield inlay. Black cars had a red pinstripe running parallel to the sills, about 10cm up. Silver cars had blacked out sills with another black pinstripe about 2cm up. Red cars same as silver. At the rear, there was a central alfa romeo enamel badge and an "Alfasud Ti" badge with a green cloverleaf emblem.
- Q.V.s also had the Speedline "telephone dialer" alloys with optional Michelin TRX tyres
Hope that helps to clear things up.