I've always said that the German car is а German car. Just cannot have better paging thereof. It turns out that not only has better paging cars offered by other manufacturers, but there are even models that exceed those of the giants BMW, Mercedes, OPEL. More but less variety available in Europe and overseas. Has long been known for the power and reliability of the Japanese models of Toyota, Nissan. In recent years, however, and Korean manufacturers Kia and Huyndai entering decisively on the european market.
In general automotive industry is developing rapidly and the market is competitive. We can choose between many models, different prices and features. Impressive is how some companies manage to launch a product with high technical quality which are not inferior to the luxury vehicles of the largest and most established corporations, and at the same time, however, offers a significantly - low cost. Perhaps you are wondering what I mean. I'm a big fan of Italian cars and cannot deny the great dose addiction in my opinion. No need to mention the models of Mazzerati, the company has already established itself in the market for luxury vehicles. Undoubtedly deserved place among the leaders in the production of mass car however there Alfa Romeo. Under the umbrella of the concern FIAT, in recent years the Italians earn more good models, offering a set of technical features, power and reliability, as well as adequate price for the general public.
And here I have to mention my favorite among the Italian cars – the Jewel - Alfa Romeo 4C.
Production of Alfa Romeo 4C began in May 2013 at the factory Maserati in Modena, is expected to produce 2,500 units per year. Expectations were that to be the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo, but whether expectations are justified is a matter of perspective.
Serial Alfa Romeo 4C is sold in Europe for about € 45,000, revealed the media in Italy and UK. Roughly the same price in Europe can buy Porsche Cayman S. However, this will be the base price of the model.
According to preliminary information base modification of the car is equipped with a turbo engine (1750 TBi) with 230 hp and robotic gearbox with double traction. Due to the lightweight material (carbon fiber), which are used for prototype body, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km for 4.7 sec.
Serial 4C is equipped with a 1.75-liter engine with 240 horses and six-speed dual-clutch transmission, which make it a very serious athlete. Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h takes 4.5 seconds and top speed is 250 km/h.
"Inflated" version you have to get the 1.8-liter engine, above which FIAT is working at the moment. Its power will be 300 hp, as Alfa Romeo 4C will be the first car that will get it. The basic idea is to have the car in the US market.
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with technology and materials derived from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, with 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the "Alfa TCT" twin dry clutch transmission, the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept was voted the 'Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year' award by the readers of German magazine Auto Bild, and won the Auto Bild Design Award 2011. It was awarded the "Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes" by referendum of the public in Villa d'Este.
The 4C concept version unveiled in the 81st Geneva Motor Show in March 2011, followed by Mille Miglia 2011 parade, Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011, 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
I think before the above facts there is nothing else to add except that each would be delighted to drive the car. Whether just to test it, spending an unforgettable weekend with a rental car like this in the mountains of Italy.
As Jeremy Clarkson said for this car - worthy opponent of Porsche Carrera.