Well, Australia, the wait is almost over for a new sporty Alfa. Very soon, those who have been drooling over car magazine opinions on the subject can write a 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C review of their own. The car was reserved with a deposit by many buyers in 2013, but some of those dropped out of the running, so a few cars will be available.
A car like the 4C should be measured against sports cars. No one who buys one can realistically complain that it won't fit a family of five or that it is cramped. People buy sports cars because they look great, sound loud, drive fast, and handle well.
Based on those criteria, what should a 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C review look like?
• The looks. From its Alfa Romeo branded grille to its built in spoiler, the car is a low profile series of curves. It has big purposeful cut-outs and distinctive round lights. The engine is in the middle of the car, the secret to its low bonnet. It is only 1.2 metres in height and four metres long. Touches such as red brake callipers and sports exhaust add to the looks to create a visually pleasing vehicle.
• The sound. Turbo, induction, and exhaust noises are very apparent in the cabin as the car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and zooms along at its top speed up to 258 km/h. The engine was made to be light and loud.
• The speed. The speed and acceleration are made possible by a 1,750cc turbocharged petrol aluminium engine with 4 cylinders, turbocharged for 240hp (177kW). All this is made possible because the car was built with an eye to removing weight, which it did by using the aluminium engine, carbon fibre passenger cell and composite structure, and reducing heavy features. This light-weight car was meant to fly like the wind.
• The handling. The car's double wishbone structure, advanced MacPherson suspension, braking system, and different sized tyres front and rear assure that the car will handle well on the track and highway. The car has the Alfa DNA system with an added Alfa Race mode and modified TCT clutch for fast gear shifts.
Since the Alfa Romeo 4C has these bases covered, it meets the needs of sports car lovers. To date, car magazine guys who have tested the car have been pleased. Very shortly, average Aussie drivers can add their own Alfa Romeo 4C reviews to the mix.
For information, contact your dealer.