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Alfa Romeo Giulia Q 183 MPH Autobahn Test on a Foggy, Rainy Day Is Ridiculous

As it turns out, when you mix a car with the seduction powers of the Alfa Romeo Giulia with the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 animating the Quadrifoglio range-topper, the resulting contraption can make certain aficionados weak in the... head.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Q 183 MPH Autobahn Test 5 photos
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At least that's our conclusion after checking out the Giulia Q Autobahn top speed test we're here to show you. Like many other German highway tests we've shown you, this one involves a derestricted section of the Autobahn and a heavy right foot - nothing special about speeding down the famous two-lane path so far.

Unfortunately, looking out the window of the Ferrari-touched sedan shows foggy, rainy weather, but the guy behind the wheel doesn't seem to care about increased stopping distances or slightly impaired vision. Instead, the man focuses on the digital speedometer app display on the windshield-mounted smartphone while rowing through the gears.

As for the Giulia Quadrifoglio itself, we recently sampled the super-sedan on the same track that housed our Ford Mustang GT, Lamborghini Huracan or Porsche Cayman GTS reviews. And the Alfa Romeo didn't feel embarassed by the vibrators. On the contrary.

The Italian machine fully appeals to one's inner alpha male, mixing delightful sensations at mid-throttle applications with an all-out driving experience that requires a firm hand and full concentration.

The back dances around like crazy when you unleash the inner demons of the Giulia Q, with every second spend in this mood feeling like a form of extreme velocity meditation.

We got to play with the stick shift incarnation of the muscular Giulia, the one that can go round the Nurburgring in 7:39. And calling those who prefer the eight-speed automatic incarnation of the Quadrifoglio "lazy" just because the thing doesn't have a clutch just won't do. Not when the four-door can lap the Green Hell six seconds quicker.

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