The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Is Delightfully, Joyfully Flawed

When I learned I’d be driving the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, my mind was filled with the denizens of the Italian Car Cliche Swearbox. Words like passion and soul consumed my predictive thoughts, even though I wasn’t entirely sure how they applied. But I didn’t find them anyways. What I did find was much,… » 4/17/15 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

The Petrolicious Guide to Driving Tastefully in Italy

Recently our friends at Jalopnik, specifically the talented Michael Ballaban, wrote an insightful piece on the seeming insanity of driving in Italy. Ballaban's experience as an American driving for the first time in Italy are spot on, but it did compel me to share a different perspective on Italian driving. » 4/13/15 5:05pm Monday 5:05pm

Alfa Romeo Is Doing Its Own Roadster Without Mazda: Report

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Fiat Chrysler's joint venture with Mazda for a new roadster based on the 2016 Miata. Now we have some surprising news, straight from Alfa Romeo's European boss. Alfa's Miata roadster is definitely dead, that project lives on at Fiat, but Alfa is making their own new… » 12/19/14 9:15am 12/19/14 9:15am

The Next Generation Of Alfa Romeo Sedans Is Coming Next Summer

Are you kind of psyched to see your local Fiat dealership re-brand itself as an Alfa Romeo Fiat shop? It's pretty great to see both those brands back in the U.S., but the Alfa Romeo 4C sports car alone can't sustain volume sales. They need fun Italian cars with more seats, and we should see the first one next summer. » 11/24/14 10:40am 11/24/14 10:40am

​The Fall of the House of Bertone

In August 1996, 82-year-old Nuccio Bertone came home from a holiday in the south of Italy feeling poorly. Six months later, on February 26, 1997, he was gone. The man who had transformed his father's unnotable coachbuilding shop into one of the world's most respected automotive design houses, with a factory in… » 10/31/14 3:13pm 10/31/14 3:13pm