Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive Review
The “affordable” exotic sports car has long been considered the Holy Grail of automobiles for motoring enthusiasts. Over the years, a number of different auto manufacturers have tried to capture this ideal, with varying success. However, when it comes to true exotic sports cars, the Italians pretty much have a lock on everyone’s imaginations.
When you hear the phrase “exotic sports car”, your brain pretty much automatically conjures the name of a car company ending in a vowel; whether it’s Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Maserati. And now, you can add one more—thanks to the Alfa Romeo 4C.
With the new Alfa Romeo 4C sports car, the essence of an exotic sports car has indeed been captured in a relatively affordable package. The 4C delivers on pretty much all of the criteria. It is built in limited numbers, so exclusivity is assured. The design of the Alfa’s sensuously voluptuous bodywork screams exotic sports car, and it is crafted of technologically advanced materials. The engine is innovative, beautiful to look at, and delivers a sound specifically calibrated to send fire through your soul. Further, the Alfa’s power to weight ratio is high, and best of all, the 4C is Italian, through and through. What’s more, like most exotic sports cars, trying to drive it everyday will probably give you fits.
Yes, this Alfa Romeo 4C is definitely an exotic sports car.