The Car Is The One Place Where Google And Apple Need Blackberry

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/27/14 9:35am 3/27/14 9:35am

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Comes With Traditional Headlamps And No Roof

Unlike anything else in its category, the Alfa Romeo 4C uses a carbon fiber tub instead of metal, so chopping it's roof off doesn't make it less fun. In fact, quite to opposite. Meet the 2015 4C Spider. » 3/04/14 7:21am 3/04/14 7:21am

Fiat May Steal The Mazda Miata-Based Roadster From Alfa Romeo

Stop the Internet presses! For the past two years, we've heard that the 2015 Mazda Miata's platform will also underpin a new Alfa Romeo roadster. Now we're hearing that Alfa's parent company Fiat might say "You know, we're gonna grab that one for ourselves, but thanks for playing." » 3/03/14 8:00pm 3/03/14 8:00pm

Alfa Romeo Has A Crazy Idea And Sticks The 4C's Heart In The Giulietta

It's lean times at Alfa Romeo, what with being down to selling a couple of aging hatchbacks and the very special 4C sports car. That means there's parts sharing going on between the three. Which is great if you're in Europe and want a Giulietta with a lot of turbo boost. » 2/27/14 10:00pm 2/27/14 10:00pm

Chrysler Is Committed To Not Screwing Up Alfa Romeo Launch In U.S.

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/24/14 9:34am 2/24/14 9:34am

You Can Own The "Most Visible" Alfa Romeo In The World

Do you ever look at your car and think "I wish you were more 'visible', like if you were in a movie or something?" Well, good news! This lovely little 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio now for sale on eBay has the solution to your problem. It's recent appearance in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street has made… » 2/06/14 4:00pm 2/06/14 4:00pm

The Alfa Romeo 4C Sounds Just As Good As Its Big Brother

The Alfa Romeo 4C's bigger sibling, the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, is famous for having a delicious warbling, burbling, roaring V8 sound system. It was interesting to see if Alfa could pull off the same auditory magic with half the cylinders. And while it's a different flavor, it's still just as scrumptious. » 12/29/13 12:10pm 12/29/13 12:10pm

How Alfa Romeo Was Once Fascism's Lasting Legacy

Alfa Romeo has made some of the most beautiful and soul-stirring machines ever made. The Tipo 33 Stradale. The GTAm. The 6C 2300. All of them were world-class works of art, and all of them were the result of the state machinery instituted by Benito Mussolini. » 12/14/13 12:41pm 12/14/13 12:41pm

There's Still Plenty Of Front-Wheel Drive In Alfa Romeo's Future

Remember all of that talk about Alfa Romeo switching entirely to rear-wheel drive? That reason, of course, justifying the launch of new mainstream cars being pushed back some more agonizing years. Well, Alfa may be getting a new rear-drive platform, but it isn't abandoning its old ways entirely. Oh, and new cars aren't … » 12/03/13 3:20pm 12/03/13 3:20pm

The 1976 Alfa Romeo New York Taxi Was The Real Taxi Of Tomorrow

How quickly people forget. New York City leaders have been pretty vocal about the Nissan NV200T being the "Taxi of Tomorrow" when, in fact, it isn't much more different in concept than this fuzzy concept from Italdesign and Alfa Romeo. The Taxi of Tomorrow really dates back to the Ford Administration. » 11/27/13 4:00pm 11/27/13 4:00pm

What Kind Of Person Would Buy A New Alfa Romeo?

The facts are in and the Alfa Romeo 4C is a breathtaking car. It's beautiful, it's fast, it's Italian and it's coming to the U.S. But it's still going to be a niche car. What happens when/if more mainstream Alfas show up after a two decade absence? Who's going to buy them? » 11/17/13 11:00am 11/17/13 11:00am

Forget Speed And Style -- There's Only One Thing I Want From A Car

Lots of people think that the faster a car is, the better it must be. That's not the case. Some people just want style over everything else. Mistake. There are those who think that handling is the ultimate automotive qualifier. Wrong. » 11/14/13 4:00pm 11/14/13 4:00pm