1. Alfa Romeo Spider (2006-2010) If you want to arrive in style, then look no further than the Spider. This two-seater can turn heads from the opposite side of Lake Como. Consider it as a car to cruise and be seen in rather an Alps-conquering sports car. The Spider is nicely damped and has a … [Read more…]
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has been facelifted for the second time. So for its sixth birthday, Alfa’s family hatchback gets a new nose with a black honeycomb grille, black bumper inserts and minor tweaks to the headlight and foglight surrounds. There are also new seats and revised finishes inside. There has been a full clear-out … [Read more…]
The full Alfa Romeo Giulia range has been revealed at the Geneva motor show. The flagship Quadrifoglio version of the car, which features a Ferrari-derived 3.0-litre V6 with 503bhp, made its debut last year, but this is the first time that full details of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 rival have been … [Read more…]
You’ve heard it a million times: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when does imitation cross the boundary? Well, having spent more time in the Alfa’s cabin, this is a point I’m struggling with. See, anyone familiar with Audi and BMW cockpit controls may see some visual similarities between them and the Giulia’s … [Read more…]
ITS THE THOUGHT THAT counts. Launch a car named Stelvio, allow the press to drive it on the Stelvio pass, and watch the column inches pile up. If you’re Alfa Romeo though, it’s not quite that simple, particularly when the Stelvio tourist board’s own website confirms that the pass is closed from November to May.
Is there no limit to the tortures to which our testing would subject a car? Over the past few months we’ve hammered the Giulia Quadrifoglio till its tyres combusted, and – all in the name of rigorous enquiry, y’know – repeated the process at Alfa’s track, and Red Bull’s and finally our own. We’ve pasted … [Read more…]
Crucial diesel version of Alfa’s new saloon promises more than just catwalk looks The arrival of a Giulia in the UK feels like a watershed moment. For now, the steering wheel remains on the wrong side for UK, but soon that will change and the nation’s compact exec buyers will have the option of a … [Read more…]