Alfa Romeo 4C is the ultimate representation of what a sports car should be. It is small, has a small turbocharged engine back in the middle, does not even have servo assistance and the interior is as sparse as it gets. Alfa Romeo even had to source the radio/mp3 player thing from an aftermarket specialist – Alpine.
Now, the car really is a cool piece of artwork fitting beautifully with the whole Alfa Romeo ethos. What’s more, it is rather fast (not as fast as the Tesla Model X while towing the Alfa 4C, but hey) and presumably fun to drive. But, one thing it is not- it is not practical – at all. Doug DeMuro had a go at it and he decided it is better for us to learn about its impracticalities than about its driving characteristics. Honestly, we are actually grateful because he pointed out some rather unpleasant features about the Alfa 4C. We definitely encourage you to watch the video but before you press play bear with us a few moments.
The Alfa Romeo 4C is a rather impressive sports car. It is built on a monocoque chassis, has less weight than 2.200 lbs and a four-cylinder engine developing in excess of 240hp. Coupled with RWD and quite incredible low center of gravity, the tiny 4C is capable of pretty spectacular sports car performance. True, your legs won’t quite fit, you phone, wallet, coffee cup and jacket will have to remain outside, but your heart will be filled with joy. This is an Alfa, it could not be any different.