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I see that the Giulia Quadrifoglio has the 4 leaf clover shiled, and it looks pretty snazzy. That said, it is a Quadrifoglio line car, my 4C isn't, so I feel like putting the QV emblem on mine is akin to putting AMG emblems on a non-AMG Mercedes.

I was looking for alternatives, and saw the "Scuderia Biscione" shield (pic attached). Is this like an actually thing? Does anyone have one on their car? If so, what size did you use? Do you have pics? Is there a place that sells emblem versions, or only stickers? 87_1525463698287.jpg
 

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The shield has to be positioned in exactly the correct central spot of the wing, or they look a bit amateur. The yellow badge suits some colours better than others (like black or dark red). Smaller size is better (subtle). Think the drawings on the shield refer to one old North-Italian clan defeating another a few centuries ago. Don't park next to a Ferrari with a shield embedded in the wing itself, or people will point and laugh at the stick-on badge!
 

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Think the drawings on the shield refer to one old North-Italian clan defeating another a few centuries ago.
The drawing is the centuries old official emblem of the city of Milan, and it's a snake which in Italian is sometimes called a "biscia", hence "biscione" meaning big snake.

It represents Ludovico il Moro, the main man of the family which ruled Milan in old times, defeating a Saracen in the crusades, so it's highly politically incorrect but thankfully it's far below the radar so SJWs haven't ruined it yet.

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It is not inappropriate to adorn a 4C with a proper quadrifoglio.

While now a marketing thing for the Gulia, and a marketing thing at other times, the true essence and history of the quadrifoglio pretty much opens the door to you embracing the good luck and carrying on the tradition.

Scuderia Ferrari adorn their F1 cars with them, and it's simply out of hopes for good luck and based in tradition.

The symbol is not like an "R" on an old Civic, or a GT3 badge on a base 911, or a ZR1 emblem on a Corvette.

It's much different than that.
 

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I really wanted to put this yellow shield on, but the problem is that its a sticker. Stickers on a $74K coupe.....eh so I had a company quote me to make an aluminum badge...ugh $650....loose loose lol

I like the Quadrifolglio badge, but the problem is 2 fold. 1) the green just doesn't go w/ my Pearl White and full CF bits and yellow calipers and 2) there is no body indentation for it (minor problem) thus making it look like it wasn't meant to be there. Which obviously it wasn't.
 

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Agree with not worrying about the "AMG" analogue. The QV was originally applied to bring luck in competition. It wasn't until much later that it signified the high-performance version of pedestrian cars. As the 4C is the current "race" car in the Alfa lineup, I think it is entirely appropriate -- especially if it sees the track.

I maintain that Alfa cars with the designation "#C" are Alfa's most special cars -- far above a QV trim level of an econobox or sedan. Others have "corrected" me that the C represents cylinder count -- which is technically correct. But if you look at the history of Alfa and the cars that have been designated with a C through the decades, they are special indeed. If you ever make it to Milan, visit the museum.
 

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I see that the Giulia Quadrifoglio has the 4 leaf clover shiled, and it looks pretty snazzy. That said, it is a Quadrifoglio line car, my 4C isn't, so I feel like putting the QV emblem on mine is akin to putting AMG emblems on a non-AMG Mercedes.

I was looking for alternatives, and saw the "Scuderia Biscione" shield (pic attached). Is this like an actually thing? Does anyone have one on their car? If so, what size did you use? Do you have pics? Is there a place that sells emblem versions, or only stickers? View attachment 88994
What what what... S. B. = Samer Badaro... No???

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Here is mine
Yes! That looks great, red car, CF roof, it gives me an idea how it'd look on mine and it looks good! What size did you get? Is it a vinyl decal style or like a straight up sticker that will get we and peel off in the rain? Is it easy to apply? Would it be easy to remove without damaging the PPF I have on the wings? I could totally roll with that if it's a decal.
 

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Agree with not worrying about the "AMG" analogue. The QV was originally applied to bring luck in competition. It wasn't until much later that it signified the high-performance version of pedestrian cars. As the 4C is the current "race" car in the Alfa lineup, I think it is entirely appropriate -- especially if it sees the track.

I maintain that Alfa cars with the designation "#C" are Alfa's most special cars
That's fair. I haven't been to the museum yet, but intend to go on a trip to Italy next year and check it out. Looking at past models I definitely agree that the #C cars seem to be Alfa's halo models. I saw a carbon fiber engine cover with the QV emblem so I might get one to show the Alfa tradition and bring some good luck. Plus, I live down the street from Laguna Seca, so she'll be seeing some track time.

Total side note, but looking at your avatar and user name, are you a Naval Aviator by chance?
 

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I really wanted to put this yellow shield on, but the problem is that its a sticker. Stickers on a $74K coupe.....eh so I had a company quote me to make an aluminum badge...ugh $650....loose loose lol
Ooooh, yeah, that's steep. As long as it's a vinyl decal and won't get damaged by the elements I wouldn't mind if it's not an actual badge. Plus that means I can take it off if I get tired of it.
 

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It is not inappropriate to adorn a 4C with a proper quadrifoglio....the true essence and history of the quadrifoglio pretty much opens the door to you embracing the good luck and carrying on the tradition.
That's true. In that case, that makes a lot of sense and a good case for the QV. I have seen some CF engine covers with the QV emblem that look pretty sharp.
 

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I put one of Roberts stickers on mine. I moved it forward slightly so that the point is in line with the edge of the indicator. Its onto of the PPF and would be easy to remove.
I like it but each to there own. Some ferrari's only have a sticker.
BTW Robert is a great guy to deal with.
 

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I put one of Roberts stickers on mine. I moved it forward slightly so that the point is in line with the edge of the indicator. Its onto of the PPF and would be easy to remove.
I like it but each to there own. Some ferrari's only have a sticker.
BTW Robert is a great guy to deal with.
That positioning looks spot-on.

Did / could you take any measurements and post them? For example, xx.y centimetres from the indicator, xx.y from the wing-gap, xx.y from the mirror-strut, and so on.
 

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That positioning looks spot-on.

Did / could you take any measurements and post them? For example, xx.y centimetres from the indicator, xx.y from the wing-gap, xx.y from the mirror-strut, and so on.
Use the forward edge (tip) of the oval indicator as a reference, draw vertical line straight up and then measure 100mm or 4 inches as the position for the tip of the shield. I used thin lining tape to do this.
Make sure the shields look vertical. Then work from top to bottom or side to side, to ensure no bubbles. You could always wet the area with a weak mix of washing up liquid and water and slide them around until you are happy. Then squeeze out as much as you can then leave to dry out. I've done this on many stickers before and it eliminates bubbles and allows adjustment before final positioning.
Glad you like where i put them, it felt like i was bucking the trend of central to the indicator.
 
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