Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Cadillac: You've been warned.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been an infuriating car, and not because of any faults with the car itself. Sure, the high-powered QV version does cost $10,000 more than a base BMW M3, which isn't great, but that would only bother us if we could actually buy one in the first place. Endless production delays have caused us to almost forget about the Giulia in favor of other high performance sedans. We haven't even seen many reviews of the car by US publications, but Motor Trend finally rectified this on the very last day of 2016.
The review is not one of the high-budget Ignition episodes, but rather a Quick Drive with Carlos Lago and Johnny Lieberman. The duo take a Giulia Quadrifoglio on a quick review after recently driving a Mercedes-AMG C63, BMW M3, and Cadillac ATS-V. So how does the Alfa stack up?
Both presenters are quick to praise the car's steering which is very Ferrari-like. This means that it is extremely light, but incredibly responsive. They say that the Alfa is the easiest car to drive fast for a long period of time because the heavy steering in the other cars would be exhausting. Lieberman says that the Giulia QV is the perfect combination of the C63's power, ATS-V's chassis control, and the M3's interior quality. It turns out that the Giulia QV is everything we thought it would be and it really was worth the wait.