Find Out How The Alfa Romeo 4C Gets Its Panel Gaps

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The Alfa Romeo 4C has its “charms.” After only ever seeing one in person a few months ago and being blown away by the fit and finish of the exterior, I went looking for answers. Some of these answers are in this video from the 4C production floor.

I can’t help but crack up at the end of the video, where you can clearly see the quality manager running his hands over some pretty significant discrepancies in the body work.

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The trunk that doesn’t line up.
The trunk that doesn’t line up.
Where the door sort-of meets the body.
Where the door sort-of meets the body.
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Here are photos of the car I saw in person a few months ago:

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I’m not trying to spoil the mood of the sex appeal surrounding the Alfa Romeo 4C. It’s hot. I’d drive one. But would I own one? Eh maybe not, but for a lot of reasons, not only because I can fit half of my hand into the trunk when it’s closed.

Update: The video seems to have been originally uploaded to the Sunday Times Driving YouTube Channel back in 2013. The car still has panel gaps.

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Raphael Orlove

I lived with that yellow one for a week and I would very happily continue to live with one for the rest of my stupid life