So what's so hot about the Alfa Romeo? It is a top marque, that's what. They started way back in 1910, when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the shares of Società Italiana Automobili Darraq, the Italian plant of a French car maker. The first plant was set up in Milan and the company was called Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili or Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company), hence the use of A.L.F.A with the Romeo. The first car was just 24 HP and was made that year and naturally looks nothing like the Alfa Romeo of today. From Grand Prix to touring the Alfa Romeo has undergone many transformations often using the name Guilia or Giulietta and its highly memorable Spider roadster, which was made from 1963 to 1993. Today's current Alfa Guilietta came on the market in 2010 and is a five-door coupé with multiair and multijet engines.