The Montreal is the first car cited in "My Dad wished he had one of those", ISBN 9780340 963241, published in 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton. model Yasmin Le Bon bought one, proving that her taste in cars was better than her taste in husbands." In 1992, Giorgio Nada Editore published a book about the Montreal by Luigi Giuliani (ISBN 8879110721) but this is now out of print. This volume is one of the "Cars that made History" series, some of which eventually appear in English translation, but Nada inform me that they do not have plans for an English version at present.
However, Australian Alfista Malcolm Street has made an excellent translation into English of the entire text of Luigi Giuliani's book including figure captions. This remarkable work, undertaken by an amateur as a part-time project while learning Italian, complements the original text and illustrations and opens the book to the wider English-language readership.
In addition, Alfa introduced the 4C Spider in 2015 for added wind-in-the-hair thrills.
While the 4C's looks caused a sensation and marked a revival of the brand as a thoroughbred sports car manufacturer, the reality is that this Alfa doesn't deliver the kind of driver involvement and engagement that a pure-bred Italian sports car should serve.
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The Alfa Romeo 4C caused a sensation when it was revealed in concept car guise at the Geneva show in 2011.
The Audi is 0.5 seconds slower over the 0-60 run, but you’d never perceive any power shortfall in the A3 during everyday motoring.There's a lack of powertrain and chassis refinement, and the car's performance is hampered by the slow-witted gearbox and laggy turbo power delivery, which the edgy chassis set-up struggles to cope with.That means the 4C is less fun to drive than similarly priced rivals such as the Porsche Cayman and Boxster, and Lotus Elise, while the car's edgy nature means it never feels settled, whether you're popping to the shops or cruising on the motorway.But in raw performance, the Giulia isn’t that far behind the potent Audi, despite having two fewer cylinders.It boasts an engine that lugs well from low revs but which also has power at higher revs.