You want a reliable car? Try Mercedes, or Toyota. You want a good-looking car? Go with Alfa Romeo. The Italian company has a reputation of making cars that stun with their great looks even when they are built on a somewhat conventional platform. The Alfa Romeo 4C proudly continues the famous tradition and turns heads of everyone.
There are two versions – the coupe and convertible, both looking absolutely amazing. Both are also mid-engine cars with muscular shoulders and smooth lines that make absolutely every part of the car great to look at.
The interior is similarly dazzling. Massive, flat-bottomed steering wheel stands in front of the seemingly bolted instrument cluster, which manages to give all the necessary information in a small and neatly designed space. The tilted central console is covered with various controls numerous color patterns which are available can really help you make the 4C suit your styling preferences.
The two leather seats provide comfort as well as support for high speed cornering. And the Alfa Romeo 4C is capable of high speeds. It packs a 1.7l four-cylinder engine that produces 237hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and it is paired with a 6-speed DCT transmission. These numbers might seem ok, though not stunning, at first, but knowing that the 4C is a mid-engine car with the weight of just 2,465lbs (a lot less than most of its competitors) greatly increases the value of those numbers.
The small beast is capable of reaching the top speed of 160mph and having the acceleration 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds. And that’s fast. Combine it with a very precise steering and small wheelbase that increases driving accuracy and ease of changing direction and the Alfa 4C becomes one of the most fun cars to drive. Add to this the fact that the maximum torque is reached at just 2,200rpm and there is nothing to bicker about with the 4C. [via] watch video below
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