Unlike in America or the United Kingdom, in this part of Europe, we always had the option of buying an Alfa Romeo instead of a BMW or something like that. The 4C is the first global Alfa in a zillion years, but is it good enough to leave a mark?

Although we had all sorts of Alfas to choose from thanks to Fiat not giving up on its most famous brand despite declining sales and rising manufacturing costs, the last one I was really interested in was built in 1992.

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The 75 was a celebration of Alfa Romeo’s 75th anniversary and was launched in 1985. It was a rear-wheel drive sedan, and of course you could have it with Alfa’s glorious V6. It was also the last Alfa designed before Fiat’s takeover.

So, just give me a Veloce, and I shall be happy.

The latest rear-wheel drive Alfa is the mid-engined carbon wonder called 4C, with which you’re all familiar with. You know that the Porsche Cayman is a better car overall, but you should also know why that doesn’t matter at all.

XCAR’s latest review worries me a bit.

I haven’t driven a 4C yet. I asked for one, they refused and offered me a Fiat 500X instead. Hardly the same.

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Alex Goy says the 4C is a bit hairy to drive and despite being brilliant in many ways, it’s not the Alfa he’s been waiting for. It’s between a Lotus and a Porsche without being as sweet as those two.

Fiat, please send me one, because I want to prove him wrong. I really, really do, and you have dealers in Budapest. Easy.

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