Alfa Romeo 4C takes on the rivals
Hammond fell in love with it, but can Alfa's new coupe see off a Lotus Exige S and Porsche Cayman S?
Posted: 17 Mar 2014
But here’s the thing: we’d actually scrub some raw pace in return for more predictable delivery. Because what’s the point in all the power if you can’t actually use it? We’d lose the sports suspension too. It has barely anything to support – at 925kg, the 4C is even lighter than the Lotus – so it could be 30 per cent softer and cope just fine. You can have smaller wheels (albeit in a different design), and they’d still look great. Steering feel should return. It would relax on the road. And you could drive a few hundred miles without clawing out your eyeballs. Maybe when we try a car on standard springs and 17s we’ll be more sympathetic, but, for now, it’s just too much. At times, it’s genuinely stressful. Could you live with this every day? It would take an unhealthy level of commitment.