Comeback Cars: Names That Return to Live Again

Alfa Romeo Giulia | 2017–present
Current Base Price: $43,950
In 2016 Alfa Romeo introduced an all-new sport sedan to the U.S. market, and it took the familiar Giulia name. The stylish 4-door doesn’t offer the manual transmission of the original, but it is available with rear-wheel drive as well as a very quick-shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox. Offering a bit more power than the previous generation, the Giulia gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit producing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. For those seeking ultimate performance, the Giulia Quadrifoglio gets a 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 that produces 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, which is enough oomph to get this sport sedan to 60 mph in a mere 3.8 seconds. At the time of its introduction, the Giulia Quadrifoglio lapped Germany’s famed Nurburgring racetrack in 7:32 — the fastest time ever recorded by a 4-door production sedan.

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