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What An Alfa Romeo 4C And A Canyon Road Will Teach You About Modern Turbos

The Alfa Romeo 4C’s almost-1750cc engine is an absolutely amazing motor, wild and loud and immediate. But thanks to the tricks of modern turbocharging, it doesn’t exactly offer the fuel economy you’d expect. And I figured all of this out in the middle of nowhere, with 30 miles of canyon road between me and the next… » 8/19/15 1:57pm 8/19/15 1:57pm

The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market

“We’ve come too far to give up who we are.” Most of the time I was driving the Alfa Romeo 4C, I was listening to Daft Punk’s 2013 release Random Access Memories. For Alfa Romeo’s return to the United States with a glorious new sports car that is better than everyone thought it would be, this seemed an appropriate… » 5/05/15 1:42pm 5/05/15 1:42pm

If Ferrari And Hennessey Dreamed Up The Ultimate Alfa Romeo 4C

It's fun to dream, especially when you come up with stuff that is completely unrealistic, untenable, impossible, and just too generally batshit crazy to make in real life. That's what Italy's Lazzarini Design did to the Alfa Romeo 4C — Ferrari power tuned by Hennessey Performance in that gorgeous little sports car. » 11/18/14 7:19pm 11/18/14 7:19pm

Is A Hardcore, Faster Alfa Romeo 4C Quadrifoglio Coming In Late 2015?

Alfa Romeo's presentation at the Chrysler future product press conference is a little light on details, but the last slide is something to get psyched about: It sure looks like a hardcore Alfa Romeo 4C Quadrifoglio is coming late next year. Now we're giddily giggling like little girls. » 5/06/14 10:33am 5/06/14 10:33am

Huzzah! The U.S.-Spec Alfa Romeo Will Have Manual Steering

One of the most exciting aspects of the sexy new Alfa Romeo 4C is that it has delightfully old-school unassisted steering. But for months, I've had a sneaking suspicion that this would change when the car came to America. Now, at the car's American debut at the New York Auto Show, I can confirm my fears were unfounded. » 4/18/14 10:20am 4/18/14 10:20am