The Alfa Romeo 4C is a two-seater sports car that borrows design cues from the now-defunct Maserati-powered 8C. Built in a Maserati factory in Modena, Italy, the 4C is spearheading Alfa Romeo's long-awaited return to the United States market after nearly two decades of absence. Designed in-house, the 4C's supercar-inspired silhouette is nearly identical to the award-winning 4C Concept displayed by Alfa at several major trade shows around the world.
The car is characterized by a highly-aerodynamic body with sculpted flanks, futuristic-looking headlights and round tail lamps that hark back to race-winning Alfa sports cars built in the 1950s and 1960s. Air vents mounted next to both doors hint at the car's mid-engined configuration, and a transparent engine cover allows pedestrians to admire the direct-injected four-banger as they walk by.
And now let us test the 4C on a winding narrow mountain road.