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Clarkson loves the Giulia QV (Sunday Times)

In his words

What Iím saying here, in this straight, no-cocking-about road test, is that Alfa Romeo has made a car dynamically better than the BMW. And it has. It really has. This is Iceland beating England. And I couldnít be more pleased.

He goes on to say

the M3 has wonky steering and feels heavy compared with the Alfa

God, this car is quick. Laugh-out-loud quick.

And itís an absolute joy to drive. The steering is fast ó there are only two turns lock to lock, which means you need almost no input at all to go round a roundabout. And on a sweeping A-road you can steer, really, by thought.


However he says the driverís door is either too small or in the wrong place as he couldn't get in or out very easily without pushing the steering wheel right forwards.

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However he says the driverís door is either too small or in the wrong place as he couldn't get in or out very easily without pushing the steering wheel right forwards.
I could think of another reason for that.....
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Wot his beer belly?
That won't help

Probably also makes a difference which seats were installed....
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That won't help

Probably also makes a difference which seats were installed....
It was fitted with the optional carbon front seats, which were enormous. That said, they were very comfortable.
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. This is Iceland beating England. And I couldn’t be more pleased.
lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG1gUiY0Cjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-CXnB0fYHE
(fake subtitles, but funny editing)
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I could think of another reason for that.....
most subtle way he could describe it as car porn ?
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Which engine was he testing? presumably the top 1 if comparing to the M3?
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Which engine was he testing? presumably the top 1 if comparing to the M3?
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The QV. Top Trumps car to promote the Giulia. Job done.
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This reminds me so much of my new G Veloce 240bhp, same colour and wheels, same dark trims......... the alfa red when polished is really slick and glossy looking (waits for someone to say this ain't alfa red lol)
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The Giulia is not as well resolved though!
Took a fraction of the time of Giulietta in the studio.
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The Giulia is not as well resolved though!
Took a fraction of the time of Giulietta in the studio.
Giulietta still look like it should have had the 159/Brera front end, though. It would have more tidily matched up with the more horizontal aspects of the rear.
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The Giulietta was worked on for quite a while but the front end changed last with proposals done at Bertone and Pininfarina for the nose.
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Heres the article in full (no subscription required)

The Clarkson Review: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde

"Kicks the BMW M3 into touch"
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He does get a bit hyperbolic about the interior: "plastics are a bit airline cutlery and the sat-nav screen is about the size of a stamp. Also, the knobs and buttons are a bit cheap."

I've sat inside a Giulia and fiddled with the buttons and slidey and movey-aboutey bits and the only thing that seemed a bit "cheap" to me was the cover over the cupholder in the front - the sliding action is a bit fiddly on that bit.
And the sat-nav screen isn't the size of a postage stamp - more like the size of a postcard. Not as big as on some competitors, but who needs a massive screen? The people who buy "phablets", maybe?
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Actually at 8.8'' it's the biggest screen size in this segment - Audi 8.3'', BMW 8.8''. I don't recall Mercedes' exact size (C class), but it should be no bigger.
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He "had" to write the "usual" stuff about clunky interior in an Alfa. I'm kind of surprised with no mention of "choose with heart, not your head" .
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Interesting on the screen size. That said - I was not in a Quadrifoglio, so maybe the top of the line model has a larger screen. Or maybe the screen only seems smaller because it's more deeply recessed.
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Interesting on the screen size. That said - I was not in a Quadrifoglio, so maybe the top of the line model has a larger screen. Or maybe the screen only seems smaller because it's more deeply recessed.
Correct me if i am wrong but i think the "8.8" screen is the upgraded version which is a fair few pounds more than the standard
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I believe that it's standard kit in the QF.
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think standard is a 6.5 " display, with 3.5" display between dials
optional is 8.8" display, with 7" between dials.

In The Netherlands, QV has the optional 8.8"/ 7" system as standard (as it should have for the price they ask for the QV )

It seems they also have a special limited "Performance Edition", 10 to be suplied to The Netherlands (I believe 100 world-wide), with just about all the possible options https://www.prinsalfa.nl/nieuws/prij...mance-edition/

Available for delivery end-of-this-month (July)

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It seems they also have a special limited performance edition, 10 to be suplied to The Netherlands (I believe 100 world-wide), with just about all the possible options https://www.prinsalfa.nl/nieuws/prij...mance-edition/
Someone has posted about something similar for South Africa.
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think standard is a 6.5 " display, with 3.5" display between dials
optional is 8.8" display, with 7" between dials.

In The Netherlands, QV has the optional 8.8"/ 7" system as standard (as it should have for the price they ask for the QV )
Curiously, in Denmark, the 7" display between the dials is standard on the QV (which is 187.485 euro..), but the option RB5 - "Connect Nav 3D with 8.8" display and DAB" is a 5.887 euro extra (and its the same price for the Super and the QV): Alfa Romeo Danmark
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