Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe 2018
If you are low on budget and want a super sports car that gives you great driving experience, joy with nice body styling and interior than there is no other choice better than Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe, It is beautiful, it is light weight and it is an Italian marvel. This is dynamic well performing car that is much better than Mazda’s Miata.
Design Dynamics of Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe:
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4C takes styling cues from 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and makes it one unique and also beautiful looking vehicle on the road, Considering Alfa Romeo 4C coupe a small Ferrari will not be wrong as well. As this is a low budget car but like many other expensive super cars there has been done excessive use of carbon fiber that makes it more aesthetic and light weight to perform better. On its cool muscular design body it has carbon fiber side vent, carbon fiber spoiler and use of carbon fiber on front headlights surroundings and on side mirror caps that not only reduces the weight but increases the road presence of vehicle as well. Projector beam halogen headlamps are standard while byxenon headlights are optional on 4C coupe.
From the inside 4C coupe has been made more driving focused with not extra technology like infotainment screen, navigation and back camera. Just like outside carbon fiber also used on inside for surrounding the instrument cluster and air conditioning vents, just like Maclaren’s and Ferrari carbon fiber monocoque chassis again makes it beautiful by keeping the weight of vehicle low which is only 1118 kilo grams. At some places inside hard touch plastic also used which makes it to look little cheap where soft touch material like leather or carbon fiber use could make it much better.
Engine & Power:
Alfa Roemo 4C coupe has 1.7 liter turbo charged 4 cylinder engine that produces 237 horse power and 349nm@2200rpm of torque, as it doesn’t have so much power but still it is a good budgeted super car. Top speed of 4c coupe is 155 miles per hour while it takes only 4.1 seconds to accelerate 0-60 miles per hour.
Performance & Ride:
This is a track focused car for true enthusiasts; everything is functional on this car and adds to its performance. Mid engine layout gives better weight distribution, carbon fiber chassis and use of carbon fiber on other places makes it light weight and with four driving modes including Natural, all weather, dynamic and race this vehicle become the best driving car and small super car. All the driving modes alter the throttle response, shift time and level of traction control to better adjusting this according to requirements and conditions. As this another fun to drive vehicle by Alfa Romeo doesn’t have power steering but it is so direct that handles great and makes the vehicle so nimble on the turns, with great visibility from inside, quick gear box and sharp handling this gives you the best driving experience in its category, Nurburgring lap timing of Alfa Romeo 4C coupe is 8 minutes and 4 seconds.
Comfort & Safety:
It has one of the best sounding 4 cylinder engine that will surely gives you sporty feeling but as it is a low budget car and has thin glass that is why its interior is not calm and you will hear engine sound as it is under your seat. Seats of 4C coupe are manually adjustable but are quite comfortable, cloth seats are standard but you can get optional leather seats as well. Suspensions are perfectly setup for riding on rough roads with lot of bumps, it’s not all bad but body roll virtually does not exist with standard suspensions setup.
Use of carbon fiber inside and with aluminum front and rear sub frames this 4C coupe become much safer structure vise but it doesn’t have many active safety features, IIHS safety ratings for Alfa Romeo 4C coupe are still not available.
- Great Driving Experience
- Quick Acceleration
- Athletic steering, suspensions and brakes
- Great fuel economy
- Infotainment screen with android auto and apple car play not present
- Noisy and firm ride
- Less safety features
- Less standard and optional features
- Less powerful engine