Alfa Romeo's gorgeous 4C remains a car that we in the United States are forced to admire from afar. Thankfully, our petrolheaded brethren in the UK and Europe seem all too happy to flaunt the 4C at most every opportunity. Take this video of the team at Goodwood, running the mid-engined Alfa up the estate's historic hill.

Watching the 4C run the course while belting out its adorably angry engine note is plenty entertaining on its own. Of course, it gets better when the Goodwood folks lay down some serious rubber following the car's 61.1-second lap. That number bests the wet time of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, by the way.

Have a look below for the full video from the team at Goodwood.


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      alexkoolur
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is the dumbest headline ever. If you watch both videos the C7 is driving in basically flooded conditions and the driver is clearly sliding the car around on purpose. Comparing these two cars for performance is a joke. The Alpha looks good, but let's stop there on thinking it's a better or faster sports car than the C7. Kind of ridiculous that Autoblog would have a headline like this and not take the 2 mins of research to know the different context of both these runs.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 9 Months Ago
        @alexkoolur
        A-L-F-A. Geez.... Also, you would be surprised what MR and lightweight can do for your track times...
          Ron
          • 9 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          A c7 destroys this Alfa in every way, and it won't fall apart either....
      Avinash Machado
      • 10 Months Ago
      Beautiful.
      J Shep
      • 10 Months Ago
      I love everything about this car except the headlights... They look like some aftermarket piece of kit that should be an option or reserved for a special edition. Other than that, it's beautiful & fast which is a great combination!
      Shiftright
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'd rather have a modern day GTV-6 but this is a special sexy little thing.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Shiftright
        you can get a decent 1999 for under $15k...oh wait you are in the states and have to wait 10 more years for no reason whatsoever...I am getting mine this summer, thank you Canadian import laws
      sinistro79
      • 10 Months Ago
      Not sure why we, Americans, have to admire the 4C from "afar." Last I checked, quite a few of these things were earmarked for sale in the USA. Has something changed? Are we not getting Alfas now (again)?
      Aldo Garbellini
      • 9 Months Ago
      I really hate to admit it, but I just love this car! Sinistro79 is right, however, you must be able to drive it, not just watch videos about it.
      mikeymac
      • 9 Months Ago
      Why have they not changed the headlight design yet? Ruins the car for me...
      Koenigsegg
      • 10 Months Ago
      you call that gorgeous? i see it and it looks meh
        Malou H
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        rather have the corvette
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        Although I'm a big fan of the new C7, this Alfa 4C would be my pick by a mile.
          Matt Mossberg
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Dmitriy Markelov
          I had a c5 vette so I have much love for them. The 4c is beautiful and it would come down to test driving as long as I could in each the stingray and 4c before I made a choice. Either choice would be a great one in my book. The power to weight ratio, the exoticness, the handling and relative affordability all make the 4c very compelling.
        Louis MacKenzie
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        You got to see cars in person. Many looks much less when captured by lenses.
          Big Rocket
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Louis MacKenzie
          @Louis: "You have to see it in person" is usually a code phrase for "It's ugly as sin." Prime example: Nissan GT-R, ugly in photos, ugly in person.
          Dmitriy Markelov
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Louis MacKenzie
          For the record, I think it looks sublime in photos.
        cantera.developments
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        The Alfa is gorgeous - no two ways about it. I am a big fan of what GM has done with the Vette - the styling meh !
      kingrat001
      • 10 Months Ago
      Gorgeous? Not the word that comes to mind when I see pics of the 4c. Bizarre? Oh yeah. Weird? Definitely. Ugly? Yep. Oh yeah, definitely.
      Georg
      • 10 Months Ago
      u guys look at the WET condition marker... changing track conditons have a huge effect on laptimes...the 4C laptime was partly only dumb not relay wet, the Stingray laptime was completely wet with lot of sideways action...nice for the cam bad for the time
        ChaosphereIX
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Georg
        on a dry course the difference would be even greater. You cant beat the laws of physics, and the fact that the Alfa was DESIGNED for courses like this. The Vette wasn't. It is a fantastic car, but that doesn't give it license to beat everything all the time, at everything, just because it is American and finally a world class contender.
          ChaosphereIX
          • 10 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          Nurburgring?...compare lap times on that - and that course even favours power... and also Goodwood is not the same as a full F1 course - it is tighter and shorter with fewer sections where the power of the Vette can come into play.
        Teleny411
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Georg
        For that particular road, the Vette & others are too big. Just because a car is great which the stingray undoubtedly is, doesn't mean every track is a place for it to win, I think it's amazing that the Vette & Aston were even in the game on a narrow track like this hill climb.
          Georg
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Teleny411
          just look the Stingray video the track was soacking wet and he made a 50ft brunout at the start with the Stingray... next to that he drove lot to often sideways he never did it with the 4C
      AlBongo
      • 10 Months Ago
      Well of course it would best the Corvette's time. It is after all, a proper sport car.
      Alex
      • 10 Months Ago
      What's all the obsession with this car that copied aged Elise styling of 10 years ago - actually softened and aged it even more. It's frigging 2014, not "organic" mid-1990s. Forbidden fruit?
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