Porsche's 918 is an ultramegasuperOMGcar with a price tag of nearly $1 million. It has to be that fast, because anything slower is a disappointment. The Alfa 4C is a $54,000 sports car. It competes with the more powerful and expensive Porsche Cayman S, which set a lap time of 7:55.
8:04 puts it in the same realm as the E92 BMW M3 and Jaguar XKR-S. That's seriously impressive for a little lightweight car with a little 1750 cc engine taking on the big boys.
Supermodel good looks and speed. Way to go Alfa, you didn't build Anna Kournikova.