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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best performance car for thrills

First and foremost, a great performance car is entertaining and involving to drive, but unlike pure sports cars, they also have to be practical and comfortable enough to use every day...

Best performance car for thrills

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2.9 V6

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

Despite strong new competition arriving in the form of an all-new BMW M3, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the performance car to turn to if pure thrills are uppermost in your mind.

A major part of the Quadrifoglio’s appeal lies with its twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine, which sounds intoxicating (especially in Race mode) and delivers razor-sharp accelerator response. Oh, and did we mention that it produces a thumping 503bhp? That’s a colossal amount of power in a rear-wheel-drive car, but even with the traction control turned off, the Quadrifoglio never feels intimidating, its natural balance allowing you to explore its limits at will.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2020 dashboard

And that’s where the magic of the Quadrifoglio lies. Unlike the ballistically quick but less engaging M3, the Quadrifoglio makes you smile on your commute as much as on a race track.

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