Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Spi­der

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - David Simis­ter

This is all about zip­ping along sun-kissed coun­try lanes, mak­ing the most of a del­i­cately bal­anced pack­age and a won­der­ful twin-cam en­gine that pos­i­tively sings as you work your way through the gears. The Gi­u­lia in al fresco form is the car that set the form for gen­er­a­tions of Spi­der to come, es­tab­lish­ing the winning for­mula of a lively four-pot that thrives once you get it above 3000rpm, and light, com­mu­nica­tive steer­ing that eggs you on as you push its beau­ti­fully-sculpted snout into the bends. A ground-hug­ging adren­a­line junkie it ain’t, but it’s hard not to love it. SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS EN­GINE 1570cc/4-cyl/DOHC POWER 107bhp@6000rpm TORQUE 103b ft@2800rpm TOP SPEED 107mph 0-60MPH 11.5sec FUEL CON­SUMP­TION 15-22mpg TRANS­MIS­SION RWD, four­speed man

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