Heavy Metal Alfa
I have had my 147 for a few weeks and really love it. Now I am looking for more power. Any other Alfa has to be auto/selespeed because of my ankle.
So looking at ads for Brera V6 Q4 - only one or 2 Qmatics, nice, but sooo heavy. Nearly 1800 kg. More than a Jaguar XKR. So with "only" 260bhp, it is a bit slow IMHO.
The 147 is no lightweight at 1250kg, compared to a Clio, say, at 1050kg. I took out the stuff I don't use from the 147. Back seat 30kg - really! Stereo / amp/ subwoofer / speakers 10kg. Other odds and sods 10kg. So that's 50 kg saved. Now for fibreglass bumpers, and bonnet. Front seats weigh 29kg each. So 2 decent Bride seats at 6kg.
Add lightness, eh?
Anyway, my main point is why are these cars so heavy? I know modern cars have loads of stuff for safety etc - but the Alfas seem heavy compared to their competition.
Any sporting car needs to be around 180/200 bhp per ton. Super performance comes at around 300/350 per ton. Perhaps the 4C addresses this.
Be most interested in your thoughts - apart from those accusing me of being a pedant/ocd about weight etc!