The Alfa Romeo 4C is one of my favorite sports cars you can buy right now—light, loud, fast, laser-focused and kind of weird. But it gets endless grief from enthusiasts, usually those who haven’t driven it, because it has a DCT instead of a proper manual gearbox. Here’s some news from Alfa Romeo: the next one won’t…
For a few years now, the thousand-kilo Alfa Romeo 4C has been alone as the only sports car worth giving a shit about, and finally it has a production car rival. This is the Alpine A110, with 252 horsepower and a kerb weight of 1,080 kilos. That’s 2,381 lbs for those of you missing the glory days of sportscardom.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to divine the regulations of hillclimb events, or lack thereof. It seems to be the last bastion of “nearly anything goes” in terms of power and aerodynamics. Do I care about what those specific rules are? Hell naw. Here’s a cracked-out and roided-up Alfa Romeo 4C storming up a mountain.
What’s a better go-faster accessory for a big, stinkin’ wing than an Alfa Romeo 4C? Nothing, that’s what.
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.
Whenever a new exotic car comes out, enthusiasts always ask the same question: can you daily drive it? Regarding the Alfa Romeo 4C, I’ll answer this question with another question: you could daily drive a riding lawnmower. But do you really want to?
Unfortunately, since you don’t live in the 1970s, you can’t buy a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 or a DeTomaso Pantera brand new. But you can buy an Alfa Romeo 4C, which is probably the closest thing to a modern version of those exotics. What do you need to know before you buy an Alfa Romeo 4C? Don’t…
Yes, a surprising number of TV shows got terrible this year. But the cars sure didn’t. Coming soon: a breakdown of the best things we drove in 2015. What do you think will make the list?
There is a very particular terror you find sideways, on the edge of a ridge, in the dirt, in a $76,000 carbon fiber sports car you do not own.
Hey, what are you doing this afternoon? Here’s what Raphael Orlove is doing this afternoon.
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…
I think the Alfa Romeo 4C is very possibly the best sports car you can buy right now. That’s not because of what it can do — it’s more because of what it doesn’t do.
“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…
The Alfa Romeo 4C isn’t just a little mid-engine sports car. It’s Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. after more than 20 years away, and it’s also one of the very best things you can drive. As is befitting of a special car, it’s full of lots of special little details. Let’s take a look!
I am utterly infatuated with the Alfa Romeo 4C, it is an amazing, amazing machine. But when you use it as a car, it has a few (charming) failings.