9. Alfa Romeo 4C
With the 4C Alfa Romeo is promising to deliver a sultry yet accessible Italian supercar. Instead of plying your date with Godiva chocolates and high-end wine it’s like a Hershey bar and some Wild turkey: effective from both cost and functionality standpoints.
This car melds beautiful coachwork with high-end technology and a snorty drivetrain; it’s a vehicular threesome that’s hard to ignore but easy to pay for considering the performance. It should kick off around $55,000 when it goes on sale later in the year.
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The 4C is built around a carbon-fiber tub for maximum strength and minimum mass. It’s powered by a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Add it all up and Alfa’s built an affordable exotic; whoever thought that was possible?