Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and Spider review - it may look like a miniature supercar, but does it drive like one? - Design

With a carbon fibre chassis, unassisted steering and those looks, how can the 4C fail to impress?

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from £53,255
  • Incredible looks and an exotic chassis
  • Steering, engine, steering, cabin quality and steering

Design

The one area where the 4C flourishes is how it looks. It sits low and wide and has all the proportions of a supercar, just one that’s been shrunk in the wash. Whether it’s the Coupe or the Spider, it looks stunning from every angle.

I do prefer the lights of the Spider; the bug-like, multi-eyes that sit on the front of the Coupe look too fussy and don’t look as pure as the Spider’s lights, which are similar to those of the 4C concept.

These looks draw a huge amount of attention, too. People seem to love it, and they respond well to it rather than begrudge you, which is what most flash cars seems to accomplish. If all you ever wanted from a car was admiring glances, other cars buzzing round you on the motorway so their drivers can get a better look and your picture taken everytime you reached a built-up area, the 4C is certainly for you.

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