The Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the most boldly styled cars available in America today, but where it really shines is on the track. I had a chance to run it around the turns at the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York two weeks ago, and it was the thrill of a lifetime.
The thing I wasn’t really prepared for until I saw the Alfa Romeo 4C was the scale. Like the Lancia Stratos, it looks gigantic in the photos, but in actuality, it’s one of the tiniest sports cars I’ve ever driven, which results in a very tight interior.
As a result, you’ll hear me talking to an someone in the car, but we couldn’t get the camera far or wide enough to get him in the frame. The poor guy had the camera in his face the whole time.
The biggest thrill isn’t the acceleration. It’s fast, but with just 237hp, it’s not a car that crushes you into the seat, buy any means. What’s got me so excited is the steering and the handling.
It’s got a double wishbone suspension up front and MacPherson struts at the rear. The steering is unassisted, but with just 38 percent of the weight up front, it’s light and manageable, even in a parking lot. You feel that 62 percent over the rear wheels as the car just seems to pivot on its axis.
I can write about how fun it was all day long, but you really get a sense for just how much fun it is in the video.