What would you get for the money?
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, or QV for short, is sexy, sublime and sensational thanks to 510bhp from its 2.9-litre Turbocharged six-cylinder. Handles beautifully too.
Mercedes AMG C63
Solid and dependable German muscle saloon, it sits midway between the Alfa and the BMW M3 in terms of power, but outranks them for prestige. Most expensive though.
The BWM M3 is the standard-setter in this segment and remains a master class in brutal performance combined with sophisticated looks. Most affordable but least powerful.