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Alfa Romeo 4C Gets Positive Review from Vehicle Virgins

Vehicle Virgins started out as a website that caters to young people buying their first car. However, we doubt many teens can afford (or even know about) the Alfa Romeo 4C.
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Alfa Romeo 4C Gets Positive Review from Vehicle VirginsAlfa Romeo 4C Gets Positive Review from Vehicle VirginsAlfa Romeo 4C Gets Positive Review from Vehicle VirginsAlfa Romeo 4C Gets Positive Review from Vehicle Virgins
Italy's now famous carbon-tubbed, no-power-steering sportscar without a trunk has received its fair share of criticism. But considering the guy behind the POV camera has owned two Lamborghinis, we're not surprised that he likes it.

Do you find that modern steering systems don't offer enough feedback? Well, the one in the 4C has now power assist at all, like in the good old days. Heck, you could go a lot faster in an Audi RS7, but that won't deliver as much emotion from the suspension, through the seat of your pants and up your spine. So don't confuse a real sportscar like this one with a GT.

We feel kind of sorry for the car because he is giving it the beans to make the engine make popping sounds. But I suppose that's what it was designed for in the first place. And for the record, the exhaust might be optional too.

Let's not forget why the 4C, an irrelevant car for families and businessmen, is getting so much attention. Alfa Romeo is making its long-awaited return to the United States, and this carbon rascal is what's leading the charge.

Let's look at what the people at FCA accounting had to approve before it went into production. The 4C is powered b a 1.75-liter DOHC 16-valve turbo inline-4 engine. That sounds utterly ordinary; so does the 237 hp output; so does the 6-speed twin-clutch gearbox (please don't remind us of the Dodge Dart). But can you point out any other cars that have a 2437 lbs curb weight with a 41/59% split?

Even though ti only costs from $55,195, this the 4C many of the characteristics we associate with supercars. Just make sure you have at least one other car, because the largest thing you will be able to store in this is your wallet. Oh, and it's also worth pointing out that while the interior seems well made, the leather dash and many other features are optional. Alfa learned a thing or two about making money from Ferrari.

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