Buying a high-performance oppulance sedan in a United States in 2017 isn’t difficult. You don’t have to consider about it. If we have a means, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, Cadillac, and BMW have we lonesome — generally BMW.
The Bavarians combined a sports sedan and brought it to America in a 1970s. Since then, BMW has softened on a thought to a indicate where a 3 Series is a platonic ideal of four-door go-fast-ness. If we pierce adult a M-Sport M3 from BMW’s opening division, we get a platonic ideal with glow in a belly.
The default choice, therefore, is obvious. But a default can be boring, and that’s where Alfa Romeo comes in.
The Italian code is returning to a US after a prolonged absence. Alfas of aged were stylish — only consider about a automobile from “The Graduate” — though not accurately reliable. Fans put adult with this until they didn’t, and a swell of constant Japanese and well crafted German vehicles arrived.
Alfa started tiny and uncanny with a 4C, effectively a tiny Ferrari. (Alfa and Ferrari used to live underneath a same room during Fiat, before Ferrari was spun out in an initial open charity in 2015.) We favourite a 4C, though it was quirky.
Enter a Giulia, a correct sports sedan. Alfa only started offered it. Also, enter a Quadrifoglio opening upgrade. “Quadrifoglio” means “four-leaf clover” in Italian, and a definition of that totem of good fitness for Alfa is easily explained by Michael Banovsky. Suffice it to contend a immature badge on a Giulia Quadrifoglio adds something special.
Alfa tossed us a keys to a automobile for a week, and we put it by a paces. So how did this $77,125 (as tested) challenger to a BMW M cars smoke-stack up?
Photos by Hollis Johnson.