Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
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1. Sexy Styling

2015-Alfa-Romeo-4C-05.JPGThe 4C is impossible to ignore; one look and you’re practically guaranteed to be hooked like bored teen trapped in a room filled with black-tar heroin. The car’s got swooping scoops, impossibly wide fenders and a low-slung ride that puts you closer to the ground than if you were sitting atop a luge board. Did Michelangelo ever sculpt anything this beautiful?

In more ways than one, pictures don’t do this car justice. In fact it’s way smaller than you might expect. Stand next to a 4C and it’s like you’ve suddenly become a giant, sit in one and you magically feel a foot taller. This car is absolutely tiny and very low to the ground; its wheelbase is less than 94 inches and its overall height is a scant 46.6 inches. Predictably ingress and egress for all but the spriest individuals is a challenge. Still it’s hotter than a naked Kate Upton serving free beer and all-you-can-eat meat at a Brazilian steakhouse.

  • Jofran

    Remind me again why would I buy this over a C7 Vette

  • Rickers

    Meh. Some people just don’t want a Corvette. You could use that C7 argument on EVERY car being sold.

  • obvious

    Because its an Alfa

  • Sammy

    A C7 is agricultural in comparison !

  • Aajaxx

    This car is a little too far out of the envelope of Alfa, which was never about crazy performance and much more about usable levels of power and handling. Yes, it is an automotive tour de force. But lose the turbo and the automatic transmission, add a bit of wheel base and a more compliant suspension, and you would have something closer to a real Alfa.

  • Stevo

    Asking for a lot of answers there!!!
    1 precisely because it’s not a corvette
    2 because it’s Italian and not American …. Or German ….. Or Japanese
    3 because seeing 2 in one town would be unlikely
    4 because when you see the reviews telling you a Porsche is better you can clearly see the alfa breaking to stay behind it
    ……

  • dougie_s

    having driven alfas for over 20 years, i am all for their return to the usa. i can live w/a turbo – if it doesn’t have lag. but, w/o a manual transition, it’s completely out of the question.

    i will stick w/my 220hp 2600lb 3.0 alfa gtv6 and my 475hp 3000lb de tomaso pantera.