Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: Way Better Without A Roof, But You Pay For It

There was a time when buying the drop-top version of a sports car was an implicit indication that you Just Didn’t Get It. You put fashion over function, style over stiffness. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is one of the few (only?) exceptions. It’s just as rigid as the coupe, weighs only 22 pounds more, and drives exactly… » 6/12/15 10:15am 6/12/15 10:15am

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 4/17/15 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 4/13/15 5:05pm