Is the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider the most exhilarating ride around?
Being of Italian heritage, there are few marques that hold as much sway in the motoring world as Alfa Romeo. A strong racing heritage and an ever-increasing portfolio of beautiful cars means that there is always serious interest when Alfa Romeo release a new car. Just like with its older brother, the Alfa Romeo 8C, and its twin Alfa Romeo 4C, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was hotly anticipated, and rightly so.
The Italian giants have done it again, but this time in a smaller and more affordable package that is sure to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end whenever you put your foot down.
How does the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider move?
Simply put, not like a spider. Even more basically, this car is a speed demon. It's light and powerful – a typically Italian combination. Powered by a 1,750cc aluminium engine, which generates 177 kilowatts of power and lays it all down on the road with 350 Nm of torque, the composite body shell saves significant weight.
A carbon fibre windscreen frame and fabric roof are also ways that Alfa Romeo has saved on the kilograms.
What does a lighter frame and body shell equate to? Speed that is virtually immediate, shooting from 0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds. With such speeds reached so quickly, you'll want quality brakes, and ventilated discs on all four wheels will give you all the stopping power that a light cabriolet could ever need.
Does it look Italian?
Much like it's supercar countrymen Ferrari and Lamborghini, there are some distinctly Italian signals that the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is adorned with.
An aggressive front end and beautifully aerodynamic headlights will make this car stand out as special from a long way away. From the back, the dual exhaust pipes that positively scream above 80 kph pop enormously, and with the fabric roof removed you'll be relishing every little bit of pressure you press down on the accelerator pedal. The unique Alfa Romeo badge also stands out from the rear of the car, and the extreme air diffuser gives the silhouette a very Italian feel.
The wheels are different sizes as well, which shows the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider in an even more interesting light – 17-inch at the front and 18-inch at the back.
Interested? You should be. This is a very special sports car that could fit right in with any family garage. Check out demonstration cars for sale at Peter Warren Automotive.