Mercedes-AMG vs. Alfa Romeo: Pic of the Week

Spoiler alert: we had fun doing this one. How could we not? The might of Mercedes-AMG versus the charisma of Alfa Romeo. A 510hp 4.0-litre V8 versus a 510hp 2.9-litre V6 - both unarguably among the best engines in the world today. The righteousness of rear-wheel drive versus real-world conquering all-wheel drive. And, of course, contemporary wagon against crowd-pleasing SUV.

The shoot-out could hardly be more of-the-moment, and nor could you ask for a better of example of the respective breed in either corner. We've already raved about the latest C63 S in its other available formats and the Quadrifoglio was declared king of the super-fast SUVs at Christmas. All that was left to find was an appropriate road and a half-day break in the appalling weather. We located both.

Preview over. Happy Sunday, desktop collectors...


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  • DOHDUBMAN 17 Mar 2019

    That might be the worst pic of the week ever. You can barely see the cars

  • Tim16V 17 Mar 2019

    It will be interesting to see if you go in and give the Alfa a good kicking in the opening paragraphs again for no apparent reason (apart from the fact that it's up against a German).

    Or, whether, finally the dim and distant past can be left where it should be and we see a more objective approach now.

  • Leins 17 Mar 2019

    But disappointed TBH, was expecting something more along the lines of...

  • Tim bo 17 Mar 2019

    Pic doesn't contain a Lexus. It's a crap pic.

  • s m 17 Mar 2019

    I’d rather have seen the Alfa saloon in the head to head than an SUV

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