Finally, they've unlocked the doors to the new Alfa Giulia and allowed us to try the seats for size. When Alfa unveiled its rival for the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series earlier this year, it fiercely protected its innards. Nobody was meant to photograph them, let alone put a bum on a seat. All of which made you wonder why.

My concerns were amplified this morning at the Frankfurt motor show, when I got my head bitten off for opening an unlocked door on the car - but midway through the day and with the stand's coffee bar firing out the espressos, nobody seemed to mind any more.

Read our first drive of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio here

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Perhaps inevitably, what's inside these top-spec go-faster models is a mix of majesty and mediocre. The sports seats are large, comfortable and supportive. The steering wheel feels big to the hand but is nicely assertive, with a decent range of rake and reach adjustment. The pedal spacing is also okay, at least on these left-hookers. Combined with the large, red steering wheel-mounted start button, there's a message here that this Quadrifoglio model is built for serious drivers.