Mumbai gets India’s first Alfa Romeo 4C, a Coupe. Finished in white, this cheeky little Italian is a refreshing sight amidst the usual crop of Ferraris and Lamborghinis that the local super-car crowd features. The car was spotted on Mumbai roads only yesterday.
In this era of digitized sports cars that promise a gazillion horsepower, come rail, hail or shine, the Alfa Romeo 4C sticks to the proven, light is might theme. Less than 1,135 kilos of carbon-fiber intensiveness are rocketed ahead with a fiesty 237 hp from the Alfa’s turbocharged, mid-mounted, inline 4 motor. The outcome is weight-to-power ratio of 10.4:1 a top speed of 160 mph. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 4.1 seconds, which is right up Porsche’s alley. Grunt is chanelled to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters.
Inspired by the 1967 Alfa-Romeo 33 Stradale, the 4C’s styling is quintessentially Italian; seductive and desirable. In fact, the 4C, without a trace of doubt, is one of the most beautiful cars on sale in the world today. The driver-focussed interiors feature a flat-bottomed steering wheel, which, incidentally has no power assistance whatsoever, rendering the driving experience refreshingly analogue. Prices start at $ 55,900 in the US, which is under INR 40 lakh.
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