Passion is Alfa Romeo’s major selling point in a crowded and competitive market packed with highly accomplished rivals. But passion isn’t enough anymore and the Giulia has to live up to the promise. Largely it does. While not breathtakingly fast the Veloce has enough extra performance to bring the standard Giulia to life and from the fast, agile steering to the balanced and controlled chassis set-up the Veloce is equally delightful on a spirited drive as it is relaxing on a long run. Though some of the detailing isn’t quite up to the standard of the German rivals the interior is stylish and comfortable too and you no longer need make any excuses for following your heart.
Price tag of our car: £37,935, before options