Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review

A sports car pretending to be a saloon

I first drove the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the launch in Italy four years ago, around the Balocco test track in Vercelli. Frankly I loved it. Instantly accessible speed, reassuring but entertaining dynamics and as for those knuckle-biting sexy looks… well this is one hot saloon.

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2021 London Concours – Classic Italian Exotics

including Stirling Moss and Harry Metcalfe Ferraris

Italian Berlinettas display at the 2021 London Concours at the Honourable Artillery Company (8-10 June), including Sir Stirling Moss and Harry Metcalfe Ferraris (1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB & Testarossa), 1961 Lancia Flaminia GT, 1971 De Tomaso Mangusta, 1968 Iso Grifo GL365, 1969 Maserati Ghibli, 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale and the gorgeous 1966 Ferrari 275GTB 6/C. #BCGLondonConcours #BCGEvents

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Maserati MC20 – How have they got it so wrong?

15092020 #BCGBulletin in which I discuss what makes supercars ‘right’

The Maserati MC20 supercar is a very important car for the luxury and performance Italian Marque, especially after its divorce from Ferrari and an effective downgrading of family group sibling Alfa Romeo. So comes what should be yet another exciting new sportscar from a famed Italian company, penned by a cool and successful designer so, well… meh?

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COVID-19 Coronavirus impact on car production | Brown Car Guy 11032020

Latest Brown Car Guy Update 11032020 #BCGDaily

As promised in yesterday’s update – here’s my round-up of what’s happening in the automotive industry due to the impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus – particularly in Europe.

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Almost shock-defeat for Lexus in satisfaction survey!

In automotive terms this would’ve been the shocker of the century

Driver Power from Auto Express is the UK’s version of JD Power brand satisfaction surveys in the States. It basically canvasses actual owners and buyers for real-world results on car buying and car ownership and sums them up in overall ratings and scores. Unsurprisingly the Japanese car brands dominate. Except they nearly didn’t this year!

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10 cars that should never have been built

I mean seriously – what were they thinking?

It takes over a billion dollars, at least three years of development and testing, and hundreds of engineers and designers to come up with a brand new car. Then there’s tons of testing, multiple levels of approval processes, not to mention extensive customer clinics, before a manufacturer actually launches it.

So how the heck did these abominations get through?

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