After the culture clash between the Americans at Chrysler and the Germans at Daimler during the bad old DCX days, there has been concern that the latest European occupation of Auburn Hills could lead to similar friction. Granted, Fiat is not Mercedes-Benz, but Italian sensibilities can be quite dissimilar from those of most Detroiters.

So count us doubly impressed to happen upon this video, featuring an Alfa Romeo Giulietta "playing hockey." Never mind that it was Alfa's U.K. group that put together this amusing video to highlight the Giulietta's All Weather traction mode. We'd like to think that somebody from Hockeytown weighed in with some encouragement for the idea.

In fact, now that we think about it, maybe this whole hockey-playing-car thing could be the next extension of Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" campaign. The new Dodge Dart is all Giulietta underneath, and the Chrysler 300 SRT8 would make one heck of a goon...

Click past the jump to see the Alfa on ice.


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      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vid is meh, but holy crap that the Alfa can get any traction and actually drive on the ice. Impressive...aslo, Giulietta is very pretty
        graphikzking
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        Highly doubt it has much to do with the car. I think ice/snow traction is MOSTLY dependent on the TIRE. Then the awd or fwd setup. Then traction control settings etc. If people in the states weren't so damn cheap and lazy, they would see how much snow tires actually help and that awd isn't always the answer. People think they need a Ford Excursion 4x4 because they get 2 inches of snow, then wonder why they couldn't brake in time to not hit the tree.
      mchlrus1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully the Dart will be a good driving car also.
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      Cryowatt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now, maybe it's just me, but it looked like the Alfa was coming in a bit hot on the second trick shot. Perhaps there's a reason for the quick cut and a lack of further trick shots? Discuss.
        Dane Grant
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cryowatt
        I am guessing it slammed pretty hard into the side of the rink....
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Alfa was off side.
      Scr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just saw the Dart at the Auto Show. Nice car, but it does not hold a candle to this. They should have just brought this over...no changes. Hopefully, Alfa will...someday.
      BuckD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish the new Dodge Dart was a lot more Giulietta and a lot less Neon in appearance.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      no wonder the video quality is awful, it was shot with an iphone
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      Roy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drove mine Giulietta TCT in the snow today(in the Netherlands) and the alweather mode does actually work. I have the car only for two weeks so i did not bother to get snow tires yet.
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