Alfa Romeo is these days celebrating its return to the American market with the launch of the 4C sports car. The 4C is a brilliant product, but it might not be the right one to mark the brand’s comeback, as there is not much about it an American would like.
What we have here is a review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition by Nathan Adlen from TFL Car, who, most like Americans, is a big gentleman. The issues with getting in and out of the car aside, Nathan points out some problems with the 4C that may not occur to a European; stuff like the rubbish cupholders, or the lack of any sort of storage inside the cabin, or out of it.
What’s more, the interior space seems nowhere near enough for a man of Nathan’s build, and those transmission buttons may confuse an American even more than a stick shift.
Alfa Romeo 4C costs in America from $68,000 for the fully-loaded Launch edition and about $53,000 for the normal models (to be released this fall). It comes with a 1.75 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mounted in the middle of a carbon tub, driving the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.