While the mid-engined, carbon fiber Alfa Romeo 4C might not be the perfect sports car, the Giulia, in Quadrifoglio form, is as close as you can hope to get in a four-door..
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And Alfa's new sedan doesn't even need to apologize for basing its twin-turbo V6 on a Ferrari V8. All parties involved know that Ferrari wouldn't even exist as a company if it wasn't for Alfa Romeo's early days in Grand Prix racing, so supplying a bit of engineering know-how is the least Ferrari could do to support Alfa's revival. Luckily, the results are phenomenal.
It's hard to say what makes Alfa Romeos cooler than anything else out there—even when they overheat. Their beauty and joy-focused engineering is only the beginning. But if you're lucky enough to throw one around a sunny race track like Willow Springs, you should be able to come up with plenty of answers as you're sipping a doppio afterwards.