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This is Alfa Romeo’s stunning Giulia

This is Alfa Romeo’s stunning Giulia

What happens when you give a skunkworks team of engineers, designers, and stylists the chance to create an Italian sports sedan? The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is the answer. Unveiled today, the compact four-door packs up to 510 HP from a turbo V6 borrowing tech from stablemate Ferrari, a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and an aggressive - and distinctive - body with plenty of carbon fiber and aluminum to keep curb weight down.

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Alfa prices up its stunning 4C Spider

Alfa prices up its stunning 4C Spider

It's the price-tag fans of droptop Italian exotica have been waiting for. Alfa Romeo has finally slapped a sticker price on the windshield of the 4C Spider, the convertible version of the aggressively-styled two seater shown off back in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Whimsical European-style motoring doesn't come cheap, though, with the 4C Spider carrying a hefty $10,000 premium over its hardtop sibling.

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

The Alfa Romeo 4C is spectacular, an exotic “baby Ferrari” that has taken me from point A to point B with more than the normal diversions in-between, and with a permanent grin from ear to ear. First astonishing US drivers in rarefied (and, at nearly $70k, more expensive) Launch Edition form, but finally available with a base price starting at $53,900, it's Alfa’s triumphant - and niche - return stateside. Achingly pretty but as demanding as a thoroughbred, only 1,200 Alfa 4C's will be imported from Maserati’s Modena plant. Should one be on your driveway?

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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider ditches roof, cranks up exhaust

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider ditches roof, cranks up exhaust

Chopping the top off an existing car is one of the easiest ways to expand your range, but when you're starting with the Alfa Romeo 4C, a Spider version is still plenty interesting. The Italian marque brought a bright, custardy-yellow 4C Spider along to Detroit today, giving the convertible its first showing (and, perhaps ironically, with snow and sleet figuring significantly outside in Wintery Michigan) as well as its carbon fiber trimmings, ahead of its arrival at US dealerships this coming summer.

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Alfa Romeo unveils 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo unveils 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo has rolled out a new version of its sexy sports car called the 4C. When the 4C first launched it was a coupe only and the new version of the car is a Spider. It is a targa top more than a full on convertible with a roof section that appears to be made of cloth of some sort that can be removed when you want to let the sun in. A carbon fiber hard top is available as well.

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Alfa Romeo passes MX-5 twin to Fiat-Abarth

Alfa Romeo passes MX-5 twin to Fiat-Abarth

Alfa Romeo has ditched plans to build a new Spider sports car on the underpinnings of the 2015 Mazda MX-5, shifting instead to a homegrown platform for its upcoming drop-top. The co-developed roadster is now being based upon Alfa's own Project Giorgio, according to Alfa Romeo and Maserati brand chief Harald Wester, the same rear-wheel drive underpinnings on which the upcoming Guilia sports sedan is believed to be reliant. That doesn't mean the MX-5 derivative will be going to waste, however, with another in the company's stable expected to benefit, Wester teased.

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Alfa Romeo goes crazy: $7bn 8-car range revolution by 2018

Alfa Romeo goes crazy: $7bn 8-car range revolution by 2018

Alfa Romeo's beautiful 4C coupe will get eight new siblings by 2018, owner Fiat has promised, pumping $7bn into sports-focused new platforms, evocative design, and a return to core "brand values" to hit ambitious sales goals. The Italian car marque aims to sell 400,000 cars a year by the end of 2018 - 150,000 of which are expected to be in North America - as it finally gives its models fitting underpinnings to go with their appearance.

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2015 Alfa Romeo Spider goes modern, eschews “boat-tail” 2uettottanta

2015 Alfa Romeo Spider goes modern, eschews “boat-tail” 2uettottanta

Alfa Romeo's new Spider droptop will launch late in 2015 and eschew the retro styling of the 2uettottanta concept for a more contemporary aesthetic, it's claimed, after the company struggled to make the Pininfarina design work alongside other high-profile models like the upcoming 4C. The Alfa Romeo Spider, a collaboration between the Italian company and Mazda, will share a far chunk of its construction with the new 2015 Miata/MX-5, and is expected to have a 168HP turbocharged 1.5 TB MultiAir engine, Autocar sources claim.

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Alfa Romeo 4C finalized (and it’s stunning)

Alfa Romeo 4C finalized (and it’s stunning)

Alfa Romeo has pulled the wraps off the final design of the 4C compact supercar, and in a world of lumpen hybrids and feckless luxo-barges, the rear-wheel drive coupé is a blast of gorgeousness we can't wait to see on US roads this year. Little changed from the original 4C concept first shown in 2011, the Alfa Romeo 4C wraps a curvaceous full-carbon chassis and aluminum body around a new, 4-cylinder 1750 turbocharged all-aluminum engine, which the Italian car company promises will exhibit zero turbo lag.

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