Read the complete Alfa Romeo 4C Review hereOne of the most anxiously anticipated vehicles of the past few years is Alfa Romeo’s sultry new 4C sports car. Since the first concept version bowed in 2011 this product has seemingly whipped all of automotive journalism into a froth that’s stiffer than the peaks of a baked meringue. This much-hyped and oft-delayed product is set to launch this fall and we had a brief opportunity to sample it.
1. Sexy Styling
The 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.