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108 Years of Italian Style, Speed, and Consistency: A Summer's End Tribute

 

One of the many milestones that we enjoyed celebrating over this last year here at Jim Butler is the 108th anniversary of the brand we so much love to represent. Peeling back the pages of history, one early memory was the design of the Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica, on June 24, 1910. The “Corsa” version of this car immediately achieved excellent results in various competitions, and even today, this massively competitive and lavish spirit lives…

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giula and Stelvio Celebrate Addition of Ti Sport Carbon Package

Here during August at Jim Butler Alfa Romeo of St Louis, we are now situated in the time of year when we get to look forward to additions that are coming up on next year's models. Both the 2019 Giulia and Stelvio are getting an exciting new option package called Ti Sport Carbon. It builds on the existing racy-looking Ti Sport pack, incorporating carbon-fiber goods that inch the 280-horsepower Alfa Romeo along the way…

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Alfa Plans for 2019 Recently Announced: RWD Stelvio in the Works

 


When new years are on the horizon here at Jim Butler Alfa Romeo, packaging and pricing changes, modifications, and new features are always unveiled to keep the spirit and innovation of the brand alive. Some of the most important news on deck for next year is regarding the highly-acclaimed Stelvio Crossover SUV: it will now be available in rear-wheel drive configuration for base models. The base and Sport trims will feature this rear-wheel drive configuration…

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A 700+ Horsepower Bundle of Cornering Capability: The Alfa Romeo 8C Supercar

 


When the word “supercar” is spoken among anyone who is a die-hard auto enthusiast, many images come to mind, and none of them are soft-spoken or shy. Just last week, Alfa Romeo announced the development of a new supercar, that could go toe-to-blazing-to with the likes of Porsche and Ferrari. This news was released during our brand's presentation outlining a five-year plan to Italian investors, as seven new models were proposed for completion before…

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The Drive Heaps Praise on Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio for “Insane Speed, Precise Handling”

The entire category of luxury SUV's is one that is now really gaining traction, as a ball team finding themselves in the playoffs, or end of a winter season offering up one last nasty storm. These days, luxury SUV models are easy to find, and we were eager to climb the path as steep as the Alpine Italian pass that the Stelvio was named for to provide this high-quality of a vehicle. The Quadrifoglio…

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The Thrill of the 2018 Mille Miglia: Recap of the 90th Year of Excitement

 


There were many enthusiastic onlookers on site last week to view the spectacle that takes place every year from Brescia to Milano Marittima, in Ravenna, Italy. A record-breaking 440 crews took part in part in the legendary race, in addition to ten in the “Military category”, totaling 900 people from 36 countries across every single continent. The 450 cars that made the cut to acceptance were made up of 72 different brands, and our famed…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Delves into The Sensible Value Pricing Domain

 


During this beautiful season in St Louis, we recognize just how many customers may be in the market for a sporty sedan. Choosing an Alfa is always going to offer up Italian flair and a stance that is beyond ordinary, and for these reasons, the price tag has always known to be substantial. There is no doubt as to whether or not the Giulia is a joy to drive: Car and Driver hailed it for…

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Quadrifoglio Lineup Snags Top Awards From Texas Auto Writers Association

 


The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio was given the honorary “Performance SUV of Texas” award last week, and for the second year in a row, also named “Performance Sedan of Texas” during the Texas Auto Writers Association annual roundup. During the two days of very thorough performance evaluation, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia both made a very strong showing. President of TAWA Mike Marrs claimed that “Both vehicles…

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Giulia-Based Coupe Counterpart Reportedly in the Works

 


There as been a high level of excitement regarding everything Alfa-related this month: there are slated to be several new spectacular vehicles in the works for the next year's offerings. Very similar to the classic, rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo sedans, the Giulia may gain a counterpart in the form of a new couple. It is said to feature a Formula 1-style Energy Recovery System, and will also be the recipient of a snarling 641-horsepower…

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The Drive Staffers Sound Off on The High Points of The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti

 


Mike Spinelli, Will Sabel Courtney, and Andrew Siceloff are three of the staffers from The Drive, one of our favorite magazines and online forums for car enthusiasts. They all recently spent time with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti, and used the instant message program “Slack” to discuss their experiences. Last year, these were the folks that rated the Giulia Ti excellent for its “heart-skipping design and performance”, and went as far as to say…

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