Let’s be honest. You don’t buy any Alfa Romeo — let alone this high-performance 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio — for its safety tech, its infotainment smarts, or even its interior furnishings. No, you buy it because it looks like this, and because it sounds like this. You buy it for its heritage. You buy it to not see yourself coming and going. Perhaps most importantly, you buy an Alfa Romeo because of how it makes you feel, whether you’re clipping an apex on a racetrack, your favorite canyon road or that one switchback on your commute. Alfas are not about practicalities, they are about passion. You buy one because you can’t bear not to — shortcomings and reliability question marks be damned.
- Always-on, always-visceral driving experience
- Stunning, won’t-confuse-it-with-anything-else appearance
- 2020 tech and trim improvements still not up to level of rivals
- Questionable reliability
Once you accept this reality, the Italian automaker’s primary job is all about removing justifications for passing by their showroom in favor of the safer, more predictable choices offered by the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. For 2020, Alfa Romeo has