Cars Then & Now

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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Current Base Price: $37,995
Alfa Romeo’s sport sedan returned to the U.S. market last year, offered in six trim levels ranging from Giulia base to the high-performance Quadrifoglio. The Giulia is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit producing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission that shifts in 100 milliseconds. The top-line Giulia Quadrifoglio gets a 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 engine rated at an impressive 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque which is available as low as 2500 rpm, making this the most powerful production car to come from Alfa Romeo. The Quadrifoglio sprints to 60 mph in a mere 3.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 191 mph. The Giulia Quadrifoglio lapped the famed Nurburgring track in 7:32 — the fastest time ever recorded by a 4-door production sedan.

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