Things are weird in the land of two-seater convertibles these days! We’ve Mazdas running around dressed up as Fiats, Japanese cars with turbocharged Italian engines, black is white, up is down, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! It makes me long for a simpler time.
While the new Alfa Romeo Giulia is off to a rough start with quality issues, the performance seems to be more than praiseworthy when operational. That’s better news with new rumors that the current 4C roadster may be replaced with a Giulia-based coupe to take on the likes of the BMW M4.
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The Alfa Romeo 4C has its “charms.” After only ever seeing one in person a few months ago and being blown away by the fit and finish of the exterior, I went looking for answers. Some of these answers are in this video from the 4C production floor.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan is one of the most important cars to come out in 2016, both for enthusiasts clamoring for a real Alfa Romeo comeback and for the struggling Fiat Chrysler brand. But some first-drive reviews in Europe reveal stereotypically Alfa-esque problems that don’t exactly inspire confidence.
Here’s nine blood-pressure raising minutes of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with its active aero and its Italian body and its twin-turbo V6. What more could you want?
If you didn’t already have a weird thing for police cars like I do, you will now. Alfa Romeo has revealed their 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio for Italy’s Carabinieri police force—a 500 horsepower manual Alfa Romeo police car. Somebody fan me.
Worth reading in the New York Times: a story about a widow, her deceased husband’s Alfa Romeo Spider, the love of driving, and how great cars are hard to let go of once they become a part of your family.
We have seen the 510 horsepower Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and it is glorious. And now we’re seeing it minus as much as 375 horsepower.
That Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider is nice and all, but let us never forget the 8C Competizione upon which it is based. All hail.
Mama mia! What is this molto bella Italian roadster with an Alfa Romeo badge up front? Why, it’s the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider, and it’s a wonderful surprise we’ll see at this week’s Geneva Motor Show.
The biggest 3-cylinder diesel ever made was made for the Alfa Romeo 33 in 1986, and for all the wrong reasons.
I’m sorry it’s Monday. Here’s a pair of Alfa Romeos to make you feel better.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so if you’ve forgotten to do anything nice for your partner, here’s your warning. Get your ass in gear. If it helps get you in the mood, consider this: was one of the loveliest cars ever made, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, named for Juliet? You know, Juliet Capulet?
Ferrari chairman and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne thinks a standalone Formula One team would be the best way to boost Alfa Romeo’s image, per Motorsport.com. Not a mere decal on the Ferrari car as they have now, but an entire Alfa team, likely powered by Ferrari power units.
FACTS: The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint is pretty much the most perfect car ever built, and Charles Morgan should get his own TV show, preferably on Channel 4 instead of BBC Two.
Last year was the first year since 2009 that I didn’t attend the Washington Auto Show; ironic because I skipped it to go out and actually buy a new car (the most valid reason you could give, if you ask me). Needless to say, even though I was content to fall absent last year given my reason, I was excited to explore…
Most wallpaper shots we feature on Jalopnik contain cars in their entirety, but this fraction of an Alfa Romeo is pretty mesmerizing on its own. Plus, it looks prettier from this angle anyway.
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, revealed a revised North American strategy for the brand, finally inverting plans after months of diverting rumors. The plan includes more trucks and less cars, a new partnership, and fewer Alfa Romeos—oh, and it’s based on the belief that cheap gas will last…