However, the engine's power delivery is quite spiky with plenty of turbo lag.
In addition, Alfa introduced the 4C Spider in 2015 for added wind-in-the-hair thrills.
While the 4C's looks caused a sensation and marked a revival of the brand as a thoroughbred sports car manufacturer, the reality is that this Alfa doesn't deliver the kind of driver involvement and engagement that a pure-bred Italian sports car should serve.
On bumpy and cambered roads the overactive steering and stiff suspension make the Alfa dart around, keeping you on the alert to maintain a forward heading as the car constanly bucks and dives for the edge of the road.
The 4C is a proper sports car – there’s no body roll, plenty of grip, serious performance and lots of character.
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No statistically significant impacts are found for employment, revenue or plant exit.But it’s too hard-edged for realistic everyday use and never offers the fingertip feel, adjustability and composure you find in a Porsche.There’s only one powerplant available in the 4C, but as a result of the car’s low weight that 237bhp 1.75-litre aluminium turbocharged engine has enough oomph to push the 4C coupe from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.For £3,000 you can buy a Racing Pack, which adds sports suspension (including revised damping and springs, plus thicker anti-roll bars), as well as a fruity sounding sports exhaust and 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels.However, we'd stick with the standard chassis and smaller wheels, which make the driving experience a touch more civilised.However you spec the car, the end result is a hard and raw driving experience.