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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C [w/video]

The dissonance between first look and first wheel turn was jarring. Alfa Romeo had chosen a suitably hip venue in which to showcase the coupe that will mark the brand's honest-to-God return to the US market – a graffiti-festooned warehouse housing a boutique furniture company in San Francisco's Mission District. The curvilinear sports car proved a lovely stylistic counterpoint to its concrete and metal backdrop while feeling perfectly synced with the eye-watering square-footage prices of the environs. Where the young, rich, beautiful people gather, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C will be a... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.7L I4
Power:
237 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$53,900
As-Tested Price:
$65,945
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