• Jul 14th 2010 at 8:28AM
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Connoisseurs of historic Alfa Romeos – which seem to be coming out of the woodwork now that the firm is celebrating its 100th anniversary – will recall that the original Giulietta came in a number of variants. A hatchback like the reincarnated model wasn't one of them, however.
The first of the Giuliettas was actually the Sprint, a two-door coupe that debuted in 1954. The sedan and Spider convertible (like the one we drove in Montreal) came along later. So with the new Giulietta hatchback already hitting markets around the world, speculation is already surfacing of a revival of the Sprint in a new coupe variant.

If you're thinking a two-door Giulietta would step on its baby brother's toes, you're not far off. The Mito was envisioned as part of a two-pronged approach to replacing the old 147. But with the Alfa GT in need of replacement, a Giulietta Sprint could help Alfa capitalize on the new platform which is also set to underpin a new crossover as well.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not a fan of FWD cars, but a handsome, italian, coupe, that is reasonably-priced and can be driven daily. This would be hard to say no to.

      Not to mention, I've not been one of the big fans of the Giulietta. Though I'm a fan of hatches, in hatch form, the Giulietta is a little busy for me, but with this simple coupe body, the front excites a staid form, and looks better overall, IMO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unfortunately, a Giulietta sprint is not really in Alfa plans at the moment: http://www.eurocarblog.com/post/3313/no-alfa-giulietta-sprint-just-a-rendering
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad, but I miss the rear wheel drive cars from the 80's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sexy, funky, cool. I see quite a bit more of the 8C in the front and sides and even a bit of 360 Modena in the rear glass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Only if it's RWD. Which means no.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did you ever take a spin in the 164? Didn't handle anything like what people imagine a front driver to handle. People still rhapsodize about the handling of the Alfasud, which was also fwd. If anyone can make fwd fun, it's Alfa.
      • 5 Years Ago
      build it, bring it here, do it now!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Re-badge it and call it a Dodge!