It's the acceleration from 60mph onwards that's most impressive, many cars are quick up to that point but in the 4C the acceleration just doesn't stop.
Totally agree with blaster and CPE that the car is for driving (where traffic conditions and weather allow), 20, 30, 40, 50mph limits are there for a reason and should be obeyed at all times but in a National Speed limit zone, on an open road in Northern Scotland I can't think of anywhere better (other than a track) to use the performance.
The National speed limit was set in 1965/1977 dependant on which date you accept, so was based on 1960s/1970s technology and I personally can see an improvement in stopping and handling capability between the 4C and an Allegro. Any improvement in driving standards however is a different question. Being able to speak to a Police officer who has stopped you gives some sense of reality but camera vans (Talivans to coin a phrase) have no discretion..
Tough lesson Bill, thanks for sharing the pain! Having followed you through the Glens I know that you don't need to go above 60 to have fun :-)
Colin, did you go to Tartan Tarmac in the end?