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Review: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Caption: The four-cylinder engine sends 237 horsepower to the rear wheels, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 160. Alfa Romeo

Caption: The folks at Alfa say the 4C is inspired by the voluptuous 1967 Tipo 33 Stradale, but the curving elegance of that classic has been swapped for a design that looks like it was carved with a machete. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: The Alfa Romeo 4C is a true driver’s car that connects you to the road in a way other 21st century cars don’t. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: The Spider is the drop-top version of the 4C, the sports car that launched last year to mark Alfa Romeo’s return to the US. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: It starts at $63,900 and hits US dealer lots in August. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: The car does a wonderful job keeping you in aggressively low gears, where power and torque are available at the twitch of a toe. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: Stab the brakes, get a downshift. Stab them hard, and you can go from 60 mph to a dead stop in under 100 feet. Alfa Romeo

Caption: This is the Immortan Joe regime equivalent of an automatic transmission, all about speed and fury. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: The engine vents make the rear of the car look like Pikachu or a robot panda, depending on the angle. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: nside, there are no creature comforts. No arm rests, though the passenger can hang onto a leather strap. The cup holders are just deep enough for espresso cups. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: The 4C has a radio. I don’t touch it. Partly because listening to the four cylinders and turbocharger do their thing behind my head is pleasure enough, but mostly because I don’t need, or want, the distraction. Alfa Romeo

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Caption: The 4C doesn’t make driving easy—my lap times are, how you say, not bellissimo—but it does something better. It connects me to the road. Alfa Romeo

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