You stateside types might think the Brera is a pretty car. You might even wipe a bit of drool from your chin looking at pictures of it. You might even be praying nightly for its arrival on these shores. But the sheer beauty of this car needs to be seen in the metal to be appreciated. Alfa simply has the best-looking lineup of cars of any company in the world right now. When we walked their display in Paris, we couldn't find a styling dud in the bunch. The 8C Competizione is the dead-sexiest exotic since the Miura, and it's possibly less likely to catch fire. There. We said it.
Not even the 308 GTB or the pre-bumperette Countach can touch the 8C in the hotter-than-a-longshorman's-armpit department. And the Brera is simply yumtastic. No, it's not particularly fast. Yes, it's kind of pricey for what it is. But Clarkson thinks it might be the perfect replacement for your SUV. We'd surely replace ours with it. In half of one of Monica Bellucci's heartbeats.
Alfa Romeo Brera Coup V6 [Times, UK]
Health and Safety Takes on Jeremy Clarkson [Internal]