Video duration:  5:23  Publisher: Paul Woodford

The world’s first hot hatchback was not born out of passion, it was born out of government policy.

The Alfasud is the most successful Alfa Romeo of all time, and should be held up as the first example of the hot hatch genre which also gave us the Golf GTI, Fiesta XR2 and other classic motoring giants.

Paul Woodford gets behind the wheel of the late model Ti Green Cloverleaf (or Quadrofoglio Verde in Italian), with its 1.5 litre boxer engine, twin carbs and quirky styling.

Go on an adventure under the skin and behind the history of this evocative classic car.

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Thanks to Great Escape Cars, for providing another stunning classic car – freshly restored by the Fix Classic Cars workshop

Soundtrack:

Ross Bugden: “Wild West”

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