The Alfa Romeo 4C is powered by a 237-hp turbo four and weighs less than 2500 pounds. It only comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
In as much as the 4C doesn’t take pride in colossal abilities, it is still a nice-looking, small car that uses rear drive. It is also as Italian as it was intended to be.
If that isn’t tantalizing enough, it looks like a miniature Italian supercar. But above all, it’s an Alfa Romeo a brand, for all we know, that has struggled to give enthusiasts as much to admire for a long while. The 4C, nontheless,has some standards of its own.
The unique shape, created at Alfa’s Turin-based Centro Stile, has been refined with laborious workload. The steering is entirely unassisted, and its gearing is high enough to let you take 90 per cent of corners without shifting your hands from the wheel.
A TFT screen ahead carries a large electronic tacho dial surrounded by essential info including speed, gear position, temp, fuel as well as day and date. This display can also be used to configure throttle response, gear change time and degree of chassis stability intrusion from four settings.
This is on short and precise car that is making an attempt to impress as huge a fan-base as would be possible in its new clothing. Shall we come back here and say that it has indeed done the very best for itself in conquering the market? Only time will tell.