Do you remember the sheer exhilaration of masterfully navigating your BMX bike down the steepest hills in your hood? Were you envious of the neighborhood kids who raced go-carts crafted by their motor-head Dads? Drive the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and your exhilaration levels will surpass those of your sweet youthful memories. Your blood pressure with rise, your focus will lock and the very simple union of you and the road ahead will be all that matters. Your engagement will be so precise you will fail to realize that you are now the envy of every motor-head on the road. You wont even perceive that your badass quotient is rising faster then the needle on your speedometer. None of that will matter, at first. Driving the Alfa Romero 4C Spider is an endorphin releasing interactive adventure, requiring cunning calculations and total concentration. Forbes Magazine once asked “is there such a thing as an entry level exotic?” and we would have to say that the mix of high-tech, F1 inspired controls and exceptional performance of the Alfa Romero 4C Spider makes this entry level Alfa gorgeously exotic. From its debut in 2014 at the Geneva Auto Show the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was recognized as a special, and stylish, offering. Equipped with a 237-HP 1750 Turbo All-Aluminum Engine this car bring drives the sheer thrill of driving match by cars that can cost thousands, or even hundreds of thousands more.
This convertible, based on the popular 4C, but with removable top along with some bodywork from the rear decklid looks almost the same and the sedan. A naked-carbon-fiber roll bar hoops over the passenger compartment, as does a similar windshield brace. For the Spider, Alfa Romero added structural supports to the carbon-fiber tub in order to retain the car’s rigidity. The new materials resulted in 132 additional pounds, but after driving the convertible I can honestly say the added weight had zero affect on performance. The TCT twin-dry-clutch, six-speed automatic with paddle shifters made this car a blast to blast off in. I found myself taking every curvy road I could find. This is a true two-passenger car with an interior made for performance driving. The dash and door panels are wrapped in leather giving a more upscale note to the otherwise performance based interior. The entertainment options are limited to basic radio and blue tooth connectivity but it is the sound of the engine that is the ultimate soundtrack when driving this 4C. The Alfa Romero 4C Spider is for connoisseurs of open-air motoring who find the exhilaration of driving unbeatable. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
Story By Josh Lewis. Photos By David Lewis Taylor
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