Clarkson has never been shy about his love for alfa and it shows in this review. He seems quite happy, even giddy when he describes how the Giulia stacks up to the competition.
... "What I’m saying here, in this straight, no-cocking-about road test, is that Alfa Romeo has made a car dynamically better than the BMW. And it has. It really has. This is Iceland beating England. And I couldn’t be more pleased. "
... "If Ferrari made a mid-sized, four-door car, you suspect it would feel and go exactly like this".