Arriving at North American Alfa Romeo stores in 2016 is parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ rival to the BMW 3-series, Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Alfa Romeo Giulia (pronounced Julia) will also be available as a performance-oriented four-door sedan. It uses a Ferrari-tuned twin-turbocharged 503-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 that’s capable of sprints to 100 km-h (62 mph) from zero in a claimed 3.9 seconds.
If you’re intimidated by the idea of changing over to fuel injection from a carburetor, MSD’s Atomic throttle-body fuel-injection system needs just eight wired connections and a single fuel line (just like a carburetor) with no computer programming necessary. It uses your current four-barrel intake manifold and linkage, and you can even use your current air cleaner assembly.
GTO models from 1964 to the mid-1970s have been appreciating at a steady clip for some time. The “Judge” was a mid-1969 option package that included fancy graphics, rear spoiler, non-hidden headlights and a 366-horsepower 400-cubic-inch “Ram Air III” V8 mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. This clean example was pricey, but, since they don’t make them anymore, likely worth every penny.