Alfa Romeo 4C Review: A Taste of Italy
At the New York International Auto Show we got a taste of Italy as we got a glimpse of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C, a very sexy looking sports car that has been missing in action since 1995. This mid-engined Italian exotic car weighs in at 1,973 lbs, and is rumored to pound out about 237-hp with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The Alfa Romeo is quite a snug fitting low rider, sporting a new exhaust and intake, with Alfa's "scavenging" system in the engine, which uses a computer to adjust valve overlap times and angles, improving low-end torque and throttle response. Naturally, we're looking at a six-speed TCT dual-clutch transmission that will get you 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph.
Alfa boasts the car's ability to generate 1.1 g of lateral grip in corners, with Brembo disc brakes taking you to from 60 mph to a complete halt in 118 ft. or less... It also comes complete with a full set of "modes" — dynamic, normal, all-weather and race.
If you've got to be the first kid on the block to own this new Italian Import, you'll be shelling out about $70,000 by mid June. If you have the patience, you'll be able to purchase one of 3,500 units of these "Poor Man's Maseratis" this fall, starting at $54,000.
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