Alfa Romeo Spider Auto Express

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Verdict

If there’s one thing a needs, it’s desirability – and Romeo’s new Spider has lots of it. In the the sleek Brera-derived lines stunning, as does the classic interior styling. Unfortunately, the of the package can’t quite up to this promise. While the of petrol and diesel engines is the body shakes over and the Alfa can’t match the of its Audi TT rival.

The Spider is a car will buy with their not their heads.

When go topless, the world looks on in Alfa Romeo has a well reputation for producing gorgeous and it has just launched its latest stunner.

The Brera is now established in the UK, but its convertible has taken longer to emerge. on the same platform as the coupé, the shuns a folding hard-top in of a conventional fabric hood – like the new Audi TT Roadster on Page 50).

From the seat, it couldn’t be easier to to open-air motoring. Without the to release any handles or catches, you hold down a button by the This sends the roof back into a neat behind the rear seats in 25 seconds.

Whether you have the up or down, boot space in the is unaffected – a good job, as is precious little luggage The 200-litre load area is 36 per up on the outgoing car’s, yet bags to be lifted high over the sill.

With luggage on board and the down, the Alfa is ready for favourite road. Entry-level are powered by the firm’s 2.2-litre petrol powerplant, delivering to the front wheels. A 2.4-litre diesel engine is also while flagship variants are with a potent 260bhp V6 comes as standard with Q4 all-wheel drive.


Take the road in the four-cylinder car and the first disappointment is the clutch and A springy pedal action helped by sloppy shifts. once on the move the 2.2 provides performance and is a relaxed motorway

Where the Spider shows its is when tackling bumpy Unlike its Audi rival, the transmits bumps through the with vibrations resonating all the chassis and windscreen.

At least the is reasonably positive, but corner too and the car rolls on surprisingly soft That’s due in part to the fact it 60kg more than the

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If you are expecting thrilling handling and responses, you will be disappointed, but the is much more about than hard driving. We tried the flagship, which equally relaxed, with its manual transmission making the of the V6’s flexibility and sensational note. The range-topper’s all-wheel-drive adds another dimension to the although the Alfa is still not as as many of its rivals.

So does the Spider have to offer? Absolutely. Despite little better than dynamically, it is somehow greater the sum of its parts.

As with Alfa of the past, it’s special and like a car that you could to love if it was parked on your

To keep the range simple, is only a single trim That means all variants are equipped as standard, with from knee airbags to parking sensors included on the kit

Prices start at £25,995 for the 2.2 and to £32,700 for the range-topping V6, complete QTRONIC automatic transmission. pitches the Spider directly at the cars in its class. Logically it stand a chance, but fans of the brand are sure to fall for the of this beautifully styled

Key specs

Folding Alfa’s takes a long time – under 25 seconds – although the hood down, the car will heads wherever it goes. But the silver humps look a bit the top.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars

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