If I could pick out one material to adorn as many surfaces as possible, it would probably be carbon fiber. Carbon fiber trim. Carbon fiber knobs. Carbon fiber seat backs. Carbon fiber toilets. Carbon fiber everything. Lucky for us, Alfa Romeo’s gorgeous new Giulia sports sedan has carbon fiber everywhere inside. »
Mercedes-Benz can spend six years developing one of their cars before it sees the light of day. Volvo spent seven years on just the seats in the new XC90. So when it came to Italy’s hot new sedan, the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia, you would think they spent their due diligence, and they did. For just two-and-a-half years. »
Congratulations Alfa Romeo! You have succeeded in creating a a beautiful sports sedan that not only shares some timeless styling cues from your historic cars, but also manages to fit in in this modern world of crash tests and MPG standards. However, you’re going to need a lot more than sexy curves and a sensual sound. »
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… »
[It's easy to forget about Alfa Romeo's Alfetta sedans until one is staring you in the face. Photo: A-R] »
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,… »
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. »
Every once in a while, an auto show features some cars that I actually want to see up-close and personal, even when parked. Here are the awesome race cars and track toys featured at the New York International Auto Show. ».