If you thought that a 1.75L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine doesn’t sound like the makings of an exciting supercar, you wouldn’t be alone. The 4C is Alfa Romeo’s pint-sized coupe that proves more power doesn’t necessarily mean more fun. Rolling out of the Maserati Factory in Modena, the 4C is a stunning return to form for the Italian manufacturer whose recent attempts to produce a sports car, namely the front-wheel drive Brera and the woefully disengaging GT, has left Alfa fans cold and the once-prosperous Italian car maker struggling to keep its head above water.
With 177kW and 350Nm from the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 4C isn’t about to take home bragging rights at dyno days. Winding back roads and track days and are where the 4C starts to come into its own. Tipping the scales at 1025kg, the 4C is capable of howling to 100km/h in 4.5sec and returning a combined fuel consumption figure of just 6.7L/100km- so you can have your cake and eat it too.
Building on the foundations of the fully-fledged 4.7L V8 8C, the 4C is a reduced weight, cut price sports car that offers serious thrills without the supercar premium. Australia’s crippling nanny state speed limits means that most supercar owners will never be able to explore their cars upper-limit, the 4C, on the other hand, allows owners to enjoy the cars full potential without forfeiting their licence to do so.
Price $92,000 Location Port Melbourne, Victoria Mileage 6000km
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition
6 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
Rear Wheel Drive
1.75L Turbocharged 4 Cylinder