Alfa Romeo Brera stars in a scale-model Dakar fantasy

We're not aware of the Alfa Romeo Brera ever having competed in Paris-Dakar, but if it did it would naturally be grayed out like those ash-covered cars parked downwind of Mount St. Helens. » 2/04/11 10:00am 2/04/11 10:00am

Fiat CEO in Berlin to Buy GM-Europe, Opel

Continuing his shopping spree after picking up a 20% stake in bankrupt Chrysler, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is in talks with GM to acquire GM Europe and its subsidiary, Opel. » 5/04/09 8:30am 5/04/09 8:30am

2008 Alfa Romeo Brera S Bred Specifically For English Dragons

As if we needed more reasons to love the Alfa Romeo Brera, the gold standard for hatchback hotness, the Italians have teamed with Prodrive to make a British-only S version. The suspension has been adjusted to meet the needs of twisty English roads without adding harshness. Both the 3.2 V6 and 2.2 I4 equipped models… » 5/20/08 3:20pm 5/20/08 3:20pm

2008 Alfa Romeo Brera, Spider Facelifted Everywhere But The Face

Alfa Romeo doesn't want you thinking that, like most manufacturers, the important changes come in the face. To prove the point, they've released photos of their revised 2008 Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider without releasing photos of the nose so as not to confuse those of us who consider the Brera to be one of the best… » 2/22/08 6:00am 2/22/08 6:00am

Report: Alfa Coming to US in 2009, Bringing 8C, Brera, Spider

Oh good — Fiat's so flush, it's sending Alfa to the states earlier than expected. In fact, the UK's Just Auto says we'll start seeing launch activity by the end of 2008. The mag's also making with new details about the lineup. We already knew the 8C Competizione and its Spider sibling will be the halo cars — as if we… » 7/03/07 10:22am 7/03/07 10:22am

Autodelta Alfa: GT Super Evo in Dubai

Did you know Dubai is growing so fast that around 10 percent of the world's tower cranes reside in that emirate? But despite such expanding largesse, not every one of the big tuning shops are en scene to meet the demand for pricey horsepower conversions. That's why Autodelta dispatched a crew to the desert state for… » 4/18/07 11:13am 4/18/07 11:13am

Clarkson On the Alfa-Romeo Brera

You stateside types might think the Brera is a pretty car. You might even wipe a bit of drool from your chin looking at pictures of it. You might even be praying nightly for its arrival on these shores. But the sheer beauty of this car needs to be seen in the metal to be appreciated. Alfa simply has the best-looking… » 11/15/06 10:00pm 11/15/06 10:00pm

This Alfa Ain't From Mississippi: The Autodelta Brera

A stack of info on Autodelta's new Alfa Romeo Brera tuner landed in our inbox this morning, breaking our concentration — hopefully not irreparably. Aside from being atop our list of Cars We Desperately Want to Drive But Can't Thanks to Some European Governing Board Dragging Their Feet on the Business Case, the Brera… » 9/14/06 9:08am 9/14/06 9:08am

Finalmente! More on Alfa Romeo's US Return

AutoWeek bares Alfa Romeo's plan to return to the states in time for the company's centennial in 2010. As has been reported, Alfa is teaming up with Maserati on development — sharing parts and to save costs, and leveraging Maserati's US sales network to sell Alfas. Models on the way? Glad you asked:
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Photo of Brera Droptop Released, Geneva Unveiling Expected

Holy Veloce! Months following its surprise unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last June, Our Euro connection at Eurocar Blog clued us in on the release of an official photo of Alfa Romeo's new Brera Spider, the ragtop version of the coupe released last year. We're expecting to see it in the sheetmetal… » 1/30/06 11:00am 1/30/06 11:00am

Alfa Romeo's Machine Warriors Video Released

Our favorite Alfa Romeo watchers at Eurocar Blog send us the full clip of the "Machine Warriors" online promotional video that will mark the introduction of Alfa's new Brera coupe. Fans of hyper-balletic, robotic ninjas will find the clip a fine piece of CGI, as will those who feel the Brera is an outward expression… » 1/26/06 8:05am 1/26/06 8:05am

Brera Most Beautiful Car in the World?

We want the Brera in the US like, three days ago. It's truly a gorgeous car; distinctively Alfa and definitely itself. And now it's been awarded the title of "Most Beautiful Car in the World" at the International Automobiile Festival in Paris, having beat out the 300C Touring and the Lexus IS250 (huh?). Actually,… » 1/20/06 7:29pm 1/20/06 7:29pm

Alfa Romeo Teases with Video Clip Ahead of Brera Launch

We've been waiting for Alfa Romeo's new Brera to be launched since, oh I don't know, around 1987 — decades before the hot coupe was even a twinkle in Giugiaro's eye. Now Alfa released a teaser clip of a new, online video titled "Machine Warriors" that will be released to coincide with the January release of the Brera… » 12/23/05 6:54am 12/23/05 6:54am

What Can I Do? Brera's in Black and I'm Feeling Blue

"Sure," you say, "Way to reach back to '65 for the totally obvious Beatles reference." To that, we reply, "pthhh!" Sometimes it takes a simple song from a simpler era to represent the pain of languishing Breraless, as our European pals prepare for their test drives. And of seeing the Brera in black for the first… » 11/03/05 10:36am 11/03/05 10:36am

The Alfa Romeo Brera GTA

Thanks to a cameraphone shot taken during a marketing presentation, Italiaspeed has come up with some details on the upcoming Alfa Romeo Brera GTA. The new Alfa will most definitely get lots of assistance from new corporate buddy, Maserati. In the Brera GTA's case, the 4.2-liter V8 that makes the Maserati line such… » 10/04/05 5:38pm 10/04/05 5:38pm

Spy Shots: Alfa Brera Spider

German auto mag AutoBild has published some new spy shots of Alfa Romeo's upcoming Brera droptop, which will likely debut at the Frankfurt motor show later this year. According to AutoExpress, buyers have a choice of engines, including Alfa's 3.2-liter V6 — which could be most orgasmic-sounding motor even built for… » 4/07/05 1:12pm 4/07/05 1:12pm