Has The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV’s Charm Worn Off Already?

It’s Italian, rear-wheel drive (and God knows we’ve been waiting for this to happen too long), it’s got the numbers to scare an M3 and… it’s an all-new Alfa Romeo. What’s not to like about the Giulia?

It depends. It’s easy to be smitten by all of the above, especially when you drive it at its birthplace for the first time. The thing is, it’s taking Alfa an awful lot of time to actually bring it to the market; moreover, once you get past the excitement of the initial launch, it’s not uncommon to start noticing some foibles you might have initially missed.

Silverstone is as far removed from Balocco as possible, and this particular example comes with the standard steel brakes, plus the 8-speed ZF auto box, which will be the sole option in Blightly.

By now, we know the facts by heart: a twin-turbo V6 with 510 PS (503 HP) that’s good for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in a smidge under 4.0 seconds, Ferrari engineering… the lot. So, does the Giulia in top QV form feel as good the second time around, or, now that the novelty factor has worn off, are there drawbacks that have begun to surface?


  • alexxx

    beautiful car….

  • luca


  • emjayay

    So the answer is no. So why the headline implying that the charm has worn off?

    • RB

      Because clickbait :p

      • supermanuel


    • kello3000

      Betteridge’s law: “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

    • kello3000

      Betteridge’s law: “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

  • supermanuel

    What charm?

  • Roger Swiper

    Tell me about your drive in the Giulia. You idiot.

  • gary4205

    Damn thing sounds fantastic at speed. I just hope people haven’t already tired of it!

  • TheHake

    Once the Alfa problems start creeping up……..

  • KidRed

    Front end looks horrible in white.

  • antbee

    We don’t know, as we are North Americans, and it hasn’t come here yet! I still think it is a beautiful and interesting prospect for a new vehicle, but bring it on over, Sergio!

  • Enter Ranting

    I can’t imagine the actual ownership experience of an Alfa would be anything but a total nightmare.

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