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Chris Harris' 4C review

Why spoil it with comment - I'll let you read it yourselves!

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Good review
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It sounds fabulous. Waiting suddenly becomes more difficult reading about others driving them.
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Jip.. Good review...

Was just about to post it!!
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This is a great review. First off, Harris has most people's respect. Second, he's a pretty full on German car lover and makes no secret of his Porsche connections yet he's not bashed it with the Cayman at all, rather given the 4C full credit for being different.

It should please all the lucky guys with their orders on.

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Great review, thanks for the link! I hope he does a video review for the car too
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Very well written, I must say.
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Great review, thanks for the link! I hope he does a video review for the car too
He is 100% doing a video review. His regular videographer couldn't do it, so he was desperately looking for Twitter followers to find him a new videographer, which he managed.

I'm guessing next week, which is probably when the likes of Evo, Autocar and the other big guns will have their reviews out.

On the topic of the review, it is really promising; the thing about it running out of guts higher up the rev range and the steering wheel are the negative points most of us will actually care about. I have to say the wheel is too chunky, but that is a personal preference. I really liked the Mito wheel - and Audi tend to do some nice wheels on their faster cars.

Would anyone be tempted by a Momo or retrofitting the GQV wheel (without the buttons?) out of curiosity?

Blue Mito, Tan leather. 'Nuff said!
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That is positive, coming from a German car fan! If you bought the recent 'Alfa' copy of Car magazine, (I don't have it to hand to quote the name of the Alfa guy, french I think ) but he said there would be more powerful versions of the 4c, I think they might use this initial version and then tweak later versions to perfection! All promising stuff.

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Louis Carl Vignon is the french guy you referring too.

Think it you talking about Mauro Pierallini who is the boss of product development. He mentioned a stronger version closer to 200kw
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One of my favorite parts of the article is this: " but the 4C is bubbling with an energy the Porsche can only dream of replicating. "

There is a certain Passion about Alfa's and the people that drive them, that other manufacturers could only dream of!

Love the 4C!


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A great review from the Harris man, can't wait to see his video!!!
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A good starting point, look forward to seeing CH sliding it around on the Balloco proving ground.
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The Giulietta wheels above lusso level are the same as "QV" except for the stitching colour . A paddled tct wheel is in the system , but they've used the Abarth 500 rim to get the novelty flat bottom. Is is necessary for ingress egress or there just because VW/Audi do it on GTI etc?
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More to the point, Harris is worth listening to!
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Probably as positive review as could reasonably have been expected. Particularly relieving that none of the dynamic shortcomings suggested in the Dutch review was highlighted. Look forward to the video
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The Giulietta wheels above lusso level are the same as "QV" except for the stitching colour . A paddled tct wheel is in the system , but they've used the Abarth 500 rim to get the novelty flat bottom. Is is necessary for ingress egress or there just because VW/Audi do it on GTI etc?
Sorry, I assumed it was like the Mito QV wheel (where you have darker inserts on the QV than standard)
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Cant wait for the video.

Also might be interesting to see other people make their reviews since Harris didn't mention any of the issues from Top Gear and the Dutch review.
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See the topgear reviewer and harris kinda discussing the car on twitter.

Topgear guy says he was kind on the powertrain, harris saying the more he drove it the more he liked it.
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a fantastic video and review on Autovisie | Het laatste nieuws over auto's op Autovisie.nl van De Telegraaf
What a car, what a sound !

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a fantastic video and review on Autovisie | Het laatste nieuws over auto's op Autovisie.nl van De Telegraaf
What a car, what a sound !

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It's a VERY good review, he's so enjoying the car, he seems to be an alfist like us

Some little remarks :
- he doesn't understand why skipping a differential only to win some pounds
- steering is working : but he doesn't mind, it's a sportscar. It doens't have to be always easy.
- there is a little turbolag of a second : when you have to slow down a bit for a corner, you should learn not to let the engine loose all the power to avoid this turbolag
- no negative ramarks on the TCT
- at last a car that's making you feel every inch of the road. But is't not too uncomfortable.

He thinks this engine will be developped up tp 300 HP.
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After one quikc watch...There's alot to say about this guys review, but he really likes it, very enthusiastic and it's a real drivers car that you can feel the driving, the car is living, you feel exactly what the car is doing, where the wheels are on the road etc.. My reading between the lines, he said, just get used to the turbo lag and use it properly..

He also talks about that this bodes well for further Alfas in the future..You hear the engine in the car and it's exciting!

IMHO what a sports car should be.. Not too much comfort :-)

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