/2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Car or Toy?

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Car or Toy?

 at 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Car or Toy?

Alfa Romeo 4C is noisy. It is cramped inside, is poorly equipped, and it doesn’t even have a boot. What’s more, there is no steering assist, and you see on bits of foam glued to pieces of carbon while looking at a dashboard made from recycled plastic. To put it bluntly, the 4C sucks at being a car.

But that’s OK, because it is not a car!

Nope, according to Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago, Alfa Romeo 4C is a toy and a good one at that. It is not designed to move you around in comfort and convenience. It is designed to make you happy while you drive it just for the fun of it. See the size of that grin on Carlos’s face:

For the fans of facts and figures among you, here’s Alfa Romeo 4C tech specs:

  • Top speed: 160 mph (257 km/h)
  • 0-to-60 mph: mid-4 second range
  • Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.335
  • Lateral acceleration: >1.1 g
  • Maximum braking deceleration: > 1.25g
  • Dry weight: 2,315 lbs. (1,050 kg)
  • EPA curb weight: 2,465 lbs. (1,118 kg)
  • EPA curb weight-to-power: 10.4 lbs./horsepower (4.7 kg/horsepower)

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