“You forget what it’s like when a feral flat six goes stratospheric, soars past 7,000rpm and enters a world beyond the realm of turbos”
Hugely powerful E-Class lands with 4WD and 604bhp. Time to engage Drift mode.
“On the road it feels quite agile, but you’re reminded of its physical bigness whenever a car comes the other way, or when you hit the brakes especially hard”
“It managed a 7:49.21sec around the Green Hell – 1.5sec faster than Honda’s Civic Type R”
“For a turbo engine with a flat plane crank it's very good, barking and snorting away as it rampages its way to that 8,000rpm cut-out.”
"The thing just head-butts the horizon..."
"But you know what? It’s the best built Alfa I’ve ever sat in"
"And in real life, away from the spec sheet? It tears along rapaciously, with a real, raw timbre to its exhaust note"
It also drives remarkably well. It barely flexes, and with the torque-vectoring by braking system, it’s safe and controlled. Not fun as such, but certainly nothing you’d notice.
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