2009 Alfa Romeo Brera Italia Independent
Alfa fanatics are in for a treat—the style-leading Italian automaker teamed up with fashion house Italia Independent to release a special version of the already stunning Giugiaro-penned Brera. An optional and unique paint application, an opaque coating called “Titanium,” gives the Brera a distinct look that meshes well with the defiantly aggressive front quarters—although if it doesn’t suit you, pull the Brera into Forza’s in-game paint studio and drape the sleek hatch with a custom livery. Additionally, the 3.2-liter V6 variant not only gets style points on the boulevard, it also helps make the Brera a capable sports coupe that can get out of its own way quite effectively. That’s because the Alfa also packs all-wheel drive, called Q4 in Alfa-speak. The result is a modern Alfa Romeo coupe that matches hot looks with hot performance, in a way only the motoring spirit of Italy can deliver.