ALFA ROMEO

ALFA ROMEO 4C AND 4C SPIDER

These mid-engine coupes were built to fly. A lot of carbon fiber went into their design giving them strength and a low curb weight. This pair go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, according to the manufacturer. Powerful breaking power is also a bragging point, capable of stopping from 60 to zero in less than 100 feet.

Base price: $55,900 (4C); $65,900 (4C Spider)

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA

All Giulia models feature a nearly perfect 50:50 weight distribution, according to the manufacturer. This four door sedan comes with a standard 280-hp turbocharged and intercooled 2-liter I-4. Alfa Romeo promises 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, which should be enough for most of us. But if it's not, buyers can opt for the Quadrifoglio model with its 505-hp 2.9-liter bi-turbo intercooled V-6.

Base price (incl. destination): $37,995; $72,000 (Quadrifoglio)