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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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t's one of the most iconic scenes in A mer ic a ci nem a : Du st i n Hof f m a n zipping south to Santa Barbara in a cherr y-red conver t ible a s Benja min Braddock in e Graduate. Like Mrs. Robinson's leg stretching across the silver screen, Braddock 's Italian sports car—an Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider— seduced A mericans for decades. at wa s u nt i l 1995, when A l fa Romeo abruptly left the United States. But now the Italian car company is back with a sleek new sedan called the Giulia. With its sporty grill and sexy lines, the Giulia exudes fine Italian craftsmanship just from the curb. Beneath the hood is an all-aluminum, 280-horsepower turbo engine that propels the Giulia zero to 60 in just a little more than five seconds. (Oh and the roar of that engine… will get you all hot and bothered.) So while Alfa Romeo might have grown up since the days of e Graduate, the Giulia certainly hasn't forgotten its racing roots. e interior is tailored as a tuxedo but plush as pajamas. Unlike some Italian sports cars, the Giulia's controls are comprehensive and driver-friendly. e materials alone tell a story. Natural woods—walnut or dark gray oak—give the interior an Old-World feel, while aluminum and carbon-fiber accents accelerate the Giulia into the future. So if Benjamin Braddock ever makes a return to the silver screen, we sure know what he'll be driving. Herb Chambers Alfa Romeo of Boston, 525 Boston Post Road , Route 20, Wayland , ALFA MALE Alfa Romeo comes to age again in America—and Boston!—with the 2017 Giulia. By Robert Cocuzzo 2017 Giulia BASE PRICE $46,640 ENGINE 2.0L 280 horsepower I4 DI Turbo TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic CITY FUEL ECONOMY 24 mpg WEIGHT 3,822 lbs. 0 TO 60 MPH 5.1 seconds TOP SPEED 191 mph I 10 8 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALFA ROMEO T R A V E L & R E C R E A T I O N c a r n o i s s e u r

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