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
So it is, to say the least, extremely firm. The result of such wide rubber and so little absorbency is an unhealthy obsession with every square inch of road. Where the surface changes, the 4C follows, which is especially alarming when you’re braking hard and it drags a full metre to the left. It’s like walking a misbehaving dog intent on sniffing every lamp post, and for the next few days my wrists will genuinely ache from hanging on. Yes, the steering’s unassisted, but with all that disturbance, it’s actually hard to feel the tyres.