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Alfa Romeo Giulia Breaks Down In The Middle Of Track Battle With BMW And Mercedes-Benz

Oh, Alfa. You’re like some beautiful and brilliant but wildly self-destructive friend who can’t seem to ever let themselves succeed. They ace a job interview, and then show up for the first day of work drunk and with taquito vomit down their shirt. That’s sort of how I feel about the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio after seeing this video from PistonHeads.com.

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The video from the UK-based site is a track test between the Alfa, a BMW M3 Competition Pack, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63. It seems to be going pretty well for the Alfa, which we’d all love to see become a rival to the Germans in the premium fast-sedan segment, when this happens:

Yep, for no clear reason, the Alfa has decided that it was done with all this track day bullshit, kicked on its check engine light, and dropped itself into limp mode.

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Dammit, Alfa. We really don’t want all those old stereotypes to be true, but you’re sure as hell not making it easy.

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!: https://rb.gy/udnqhh)

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