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Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo was originally named the Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (A.L.F.A.) which launched in June 1910 the 24 HP designed by Giuseppe Merosi as its first car ever produced. The Italy-based company transformed into Alfa Romeo with the takeover of Nikola Romeo 

Alfa Romeo created cars that triumphed in various racing competitions such as the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Le Mans. These victories were written in the motorsport history with the mark of the Quadrifoglio badge which won five world titles: the first GP World Championship ever in 1925 with the P2, the first two F1 championships with its legendary 158 and 159 Alfetta, the 1975 World Manufacturer’s Championship with the 33 TT 12 and the 1977 World Sport Championship with the 33 SC 12. 

Over a century on, Alfa Romeo remains to be a motor of choice with its extensive selection of cars that cater to the different needs of customers. In 2018, Alfa Romeo sold 22,514 cars, gaining the 29th spot as the most famous car producer in the UK. Dominating its sales is the Giulietta model with prices ranging from £19,500 to £30,000 with a wide array of options: 'Tecnica', 'Sport', 'Super', 'Specialeand 'Velocetrim levels. 

Majority of Giulietta sales in the UK are accounted for by the Giulietta 2.0 JTDM-2, particularly the 120bhp 1.6-litre JTDM-2 diesel, but it's the larger 2.0-litre unit we look at here, developing 150bhp with manual transmission or 175bhp with the TCT auto.

The 150bhp unit comes with a hefty 380Nm of torque and that helps it to a 130mph top end with the sprint to 62mph detaining you for a mere 8.8 seconds. 

Another charismatic Alfa Romeo model of performance is the Giulia. The top of the line unit that has the Quadrifoglio badge can reach up to £60,000 doubling the average price of the regular models of luxury cars such as Audi and BMW. And this pricing is not without a reason: Giulia showcases a range of trim levels, namely the Nero EdizioneQuadrifoglio SpecialeSuperSuper LussoVeloceVeloce Lussoand Veloce TiEngine make up is built across the 2.0T 200 SS2.0T 280 SS2.2TD 160 SS2.2TD 190 SSand 2.9 V6 BiT 510 SS.

The Giulia gets a rear-wheel drive set-up, complete with classic 50:50 weight distribution and all models have to be ordered with auto transmission, an 8-speed unit.

If you’re looking for an Alfa Romeo with “premium architecture,” then the mid-sized SUV Stelvio would be the perfect fit for you. 

Besides its design, the Stelvio does not disappoint in performance. Its trim levels are classified as the Milano EdizioneNero EdizioneQuadrifoglioQuadrifoglio NRINGSpecialeSuperand Ti,  

Its engine offerings are 2.0T 200 SS2.0T 280 SS2.2TD 190 SS 2.2TD 210 SS2.9 V6 BiT 510 SS  

Among these choices, thee 510bhp 2.9-litre BiTurbo petrol engine in the Quadrifoglio version is widely dubbed as the best-in-class in terms of emissions, with much of the credit accorded to its electronically-controlled cylinder-disabling system.

The base 180bhp 2.2 diesel comes with either rear wheel drive or 'Q4' four-wheel drive, while the more forceful 210bhp version comes only in 4x4. The two quickest derivatives both get an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission as standard. The potent petrol model offers best in class acceleration, going from zero to 62mph in just 5.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 143mph.  

The 2.2-litre 210hp diesel Q4 AWD, meanwhile, posts a top speed of 134mph and accelerates from zero to 62mph in 6.6 seconds. 

In addition, at the top of the range, there's a 2.9-litre V6 petrol-engined Bi-Turbo Quadrifoglio performance model boasting 510bhp and 600Nm of torque. 

It's 4WD of course and gets to 62mph in just 3.8s. Even on lower variants, Stelvio boasts of perfect 50/50 weight distribution, Q4 all-wheel drive architecture, a best in class power-to-weight ratio and innovative engine and driver technologies.

Meanwhile, among the freshest in the market and already highly admired is Alfa Romeo’s Tonale Concept. Among its salient and innovative features is its Dual Power mode which provides maximum performance, guaranteed by maximum output from two engines. 

The entire model line up of Alfa Romeo continues to stand for what the brand was established for: present one company’s devotion for something totally original and uncompromising, especially in innovation and engineering. Beyond quality performance made possible by the state-of-the-art technologies it adopts, Alfa Romeo is widely known and recognized on the road for merging modern design modern look with vintage styling in a subtle, elegant style. 

The upgrades Alfa Romeo adopts also zeroes in on the environment. This is evidenced by its utilisation of high-performance common rail diesel engines to sporting models that were once the sole preserve of petrol engines. The company also installs a fuel-saving stop/start technology in its models, and although the company eschews hybrid or electric powerplants, the 4C sportscar again proves their lightweight/downsizing philosophy, using a small 1.7-litre turbocharged engine and carbon-fibre chassis architecture. 

Of course, the iconic cars that have the total package remain those that carry the legendary emblem, the Quadrifogliowhich signifies uncompromising performance. Driving an Alfa Romeo with its iconic badge is definitely a head-turner, fervently desired on the road and in the racetrack.