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rocketian

New Alpha 4C

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Anyone seen the new Alpha 4C

 

 

Lightweight 2 seat sports car. 895 kg

Mid engine

237 hp

Composite body

60:40 weight distribution

1750cc engine

sub 5s to 60mph

 

cost ~£50k

 

 

mmmm wonder where they got the idea from ??

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one of the magazines weighed the one they had and it turned out over a tonne.

will be intersting to see what happens with the carbon tub in accidents and if they can be fixed. I can see insurance getting expensive when they starting getting written off for fairly minor accidents.

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I was excited when I heard about it. Read some reviews and seems mixed. One was compare to an Elise and a Cayman. Elise won the track car, Cayman the road car and they said the Alfa was neither fish nor foul and not a great compromise of either if the above.

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I like it, sounds great performance is good too, just not too keen on the front styling and the steering wheel looks cheap too , it's a nice car though they did an interesting exhaust note tweak which gives it an interesting sound

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It's was pretty dire last week but the Alfa 4C's going to be on Top Gear tomorrow night...and the P1 so might make for good viewing...

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Don't they start at 45k, with extremely limited number coming I to the Uk.

 

Probably old sold by now too.

 

 

Yes - I think the base model was £45k, and 200 cars allocated to UK this year - all sold

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one of the magazines weighed the one they had and it turned out over a tonne.

will be intersting to see what happens with the carbon tub in accidents and if they can be fixed. I can see insurance getting expensive when they starting getting written off for fairly minor accidents.

 

I believe the quoted 895kg is dry weight, with no coolant, oils etc

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It looked wonderful on Top Gear last night - even JC liked it! I think I might have to wait for the prices to plummet before I can offord to trade in the Mito against one though!

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Enjoyed last night's Top Gear, especially P1 feature. He was filming that the day after our LOT day in September and we went along to have a gander. Car was even more stunning in real life, JC is even more of a miserable ...

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Both the 4C and the P1 are wonderful in my opinion, although given the choice between the two i'd have the P1 :P Bank balance says otherwise though!

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