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Saw a 4C on the road today

I've seen the 4C at Goodwood, but today...

about 11.30am, I decided it was time to get off my chair and have my first inspiration-inducing gawp out of the window to see what was happening on the road outside. A look to the left at the end of the s-bend, and there it was - a white 4C, coming toward the office.

It's got presence, that's for sure (it's quite wide!), and there's no doubt what it was. I sort of said aloud 'ooooh, a 4C!', to which my work mate looked up out of her window and said 'wow, that looks nice. What is it?' then...'is that an Alfa?'

As it went by, I saw it was on Italian plates, possibly Autocar's test car (or not; bear in mind my office is near the Longcross test track, en route to McLaren and near Ferrari on the A30; all places that might have an interest in this car, for one reason or another).

4C noise. Hmm. Bear in mind it was on a 40mph road and I guess it was only doing 40mph (so on a light throttle?) but the noise was loud...and a flat, drone (think like a 4cyl SLK Kompressor). I'm sure it sounds like the spangles under load, though.

Anyway, it looked like a peach, and my new-to-the-4C workmate loved it. Its appearance lifted a dull Tuesday Now i'd like to see it again

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Nice one ....i smiled jealously as i read your post.........
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Nice one ....i smiled jealously as i read your post.........
no, no, Ronan, please don't be jealous - these are all things to be shared and enjoyed between us
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good spot, my wife bought me a TOP GEAR magazine for Christmas, not my usual read, but it has a good 2014 calendar, and Septembers month shows a lovely red 4C. roll on summer!
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Cool. I saw a black lightly disguised one on the backstreets of Orbassano , Turin last may and it certainly looks agile and wide . Quite different to cooped up at Geneva show.
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