Alfa Romeo is famed for producing some of the most beautiful cars in history.
From classics such as the GTV:
To modern monsters like the Giulia Quadrifoglio:
Alfa Romeo is a brand steeped in history and allure.
Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame once claimed that you cannot be a true petrolhead if you have not owned an Alfa Romeo. His reasoning for this primarily being that there are few other brands of car that are so famed for causing headaches and hassles for owners, but which are so intoxicating and rewarding to drive.
Alfa Romeo is well known to Europeans, but for many North American customers, it is a more mysterious brand – partly due to historically abysmal sales in the United States.
We note that many North Americans ask where Alfa Romeo comes from, so in this edition of Car Facts (where we answer your questions about cars) we decided to answer the question:
“Alfa Romeo is made in what country?”
Alfa Romeos are made in Italy by Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A, which is owned by Fiat Chrysler Group.
Alfa Romeo was founded in the early 1900s by a Frenchman called Alexandre Darracq, and has produced various sporty vehicles since then.
Alfa Romeo has competed in many motor sport events over the years, including Formula 1, rallies, touring cars and Grand Prix motor racing. In fact, Alfa Romeo is the most successful marque in automotive history when it comes to motor racing success!
One of the editors of this site was owner of an Alfa Romeo 156 (to this date one of the best looking four door sedan cars ever produced … in our humble opinion). To Jeremy Clarkson’s point, it was a pain in the ass to own in terms of reliability, but all those problems melted away when it came time to drive it!