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Alfa Romeo 4C coming to the U.S!

Old 03-06-2013, 08:36 AM
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Re: Alfa Romeo 4C coming to the U.S!

Alfa won't be here for more than a couple of years.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:46 AM
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Looks cool, but I am not paying $45,000 for that car. A 1.8L engine just north of 200 HP is not too much fun, even in a car that lightweight. I would rather have an LS3 Corvette.
A 1.8L engine with just north of 200 HP can be tremendous fun in a car weighing around 2,000 lbs. You can have a level of agility and handling simply not attainable in a 3,000-4,000 lb car, and you don't have to be going 100 mph to enjoy that agility.
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A 1.8L engine with just north of 200 HP can be tremendous fun in a car weighing around 2,000 lbs. You can have a level of agility and handling simply not attainable in a 3,000-4,000 lb car, and you don't have to be going 100 mph to enjoy that agility.
Perhaps, but give me a 3100 lb C6 Z06 and I am much happier. And I don't know of any production cars that weigh 2000 lbs that are anywhere close to affordable.
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And I don't know of any production cars that weigh 2000 lbs that are anywhere close to affordable.
Smart ForTwo Coupe = 1800 lb., $12.5k
Scion IQ = 1900 lb., $16k

Light weight isn't expensive, it's cheap!

But unfortunately not in the case of the carbon fiber Alfa...
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Smart ForTwo Coupe = 1800 lb., $12.5k
Scion IQ = 1900 lb., $16k

Light weight isn't expensive, it's cheap!
I meant to imply that significant power is available as well. Those cars you just mentioned can't even move out of their own way. Once you add horsepower to a lightweight chassis, things start to add up. Drop an LS1 in a Smart Car and the torque would rip it in half after one rev .
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Re: Alfa Romeo 4C coming to the U.S!

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Smart ForTwo Coupe = 1800 lb., $12.5k
Scion IQ = 1900 lb., $16k

Light weight isn't expensive, it's cheap!

But unfortunately not in the case of the carbon fiber Alfa...
Golf Carts don't count as cars.
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