She just begs to be ragged...
I've had my GTV for over a month now and it's used as my daily car (and only car). I do about 50 miles a day Mon-Fri, and then a few miles at the weekend going out and about.
Last night, I went to the supermarket quite late and rather than go the most direct way through a housing estate and with bloody speed bumps, I went the longer, faster route where I can open the car up.
All I can say is, the car just LOVES to be ragged. You feel as if it wants you to take it to the redline and encourages you to push it. As the throttle response is so crisp, it is a pleasure to suddenly bring the power in. It is like a nutty little dog wanting to run after a bone!
What Alfas have above any other car I have driven, is that they make you feel alive. They are not the quickest or the best handling out there, but the interaction between the driver and the car is second to none (for a 'normal' manufacturer...I accept that there are other cars that are better in this respect.. Caterham etc!).
As cars become more remote feeling as advances in sound deadening and isolation of the driver from the mechanicals continue, I am glad to say my GTV is the complete opposite.
Alfa GTV V6 2.5 litre
Black, Red Leather, Aero Kit, 6 Speed, Teledials
Wizard Quad Exhaust - Sound Clips here