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Well Happy 4C spotted in Sussex!

So, on my way to work, coming up Houghton Hill I saw a strangely familiar but unusual roof line in the car park at the top, but no it couldnt be, must be a Lotus, but blummin hell it is! As the car came fully into view it was indeed an Alfa Romeo 4C! it was on a photo shoot with a Sunday Times reporter. Sorry to the cars behind for hitting the brakes and shooting off to the right!

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It was sat with the engine ticking over, you'd like the sound coming out of your 1750 TBi!

Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".

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Brilliant spot!

That car ain't half doing the rounds - exact same one that they were using in the Top Gear Live shows in Glasgow a couple of weeks back.
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Does anyone know if it will be test driven in Top Gear on TV soon? Maybe given to the Stig?
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Does anyone know if it will be test driven in Top Gear on TV soon? Maybe given to the Stig?
It's on Sunday, the first program of the new series
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It's on Sunday, the first program of the new series
Makes sense while the story is still so fresh.
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Is that genuine?

I have to say, that looks crap.
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Is that genuine?

I have to say, that looks crap.
Are you nuts
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Is that genuine?

I have to say, that looks crap.
Oi! I'm not a pro photographer its the best I could do with my Fuji X10.
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It looks like a toad.

Give me an exige any day over that.
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It looks like a toad.

Give me an exige any day over that.
This must be a wind up.

The Exige looks like a glorified kit car!!
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That's the whole point of the exige etc.

You don't buy a hardcore 2 seater sports car to do the weekly shop and take the kids to school.

Maybe it doesn't suite white?
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That's the whole point of the exige etc.

You don't buy a hardcore 2 seater sports car to do the weekly shop and take the kids to school.

Maybe it doesn't suite white?
What?
The whole point of the Exige is to be a kit car that's no good for going shopping ?
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Is that genuine?

I have to say, that looks crap.
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It looks like a toad.

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That's the whole point of the exige etc.

You don't buy a hardcore 2 seater sports car to do the weekly shop and take the kids to school.

What on earth are you talking about? you prefer the Exige, ok, your privilege and you have a better chance of trading the van in for one right now, but what's the weekly shop and school thing? neither 4C nor Exige is in that market.
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It's on Sunday, the first program of the new series
Maybe they'll show a glimpse of it, but it looks like the main feature is in Episode 2 on 9th Feb, according to BBC2 website.

Shame that, I was fair looking forward to seeing it on Sunday.
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That's the whole point of the exige etc.

You don't buy a hardcore 2 seater sports car to do the weekly shop and take the kids to school.

Maybe it doesn't suite white?
I agree they're both in the same class of car all I was saying is that given the choice of having a hardcore 2 seater sports car I'd always choose the one that's been designed with style and to me that's the 4C
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What on earth are you talking about? you prefer the Exige, ok, your privilege and you have a better chance of trading the van in for one right now, but what's the weekly shop and school thing? neither 4C nor Exige is in that market.
Jim, that's exactly my point.

Someone said the exige is a glorified kit car, but that's the whole point of a hardcore 2 seater, to go fast!

Personally, I see little point in trying to make something like that 'pretty', that's not the idea of the car.

The 4c will be in direct competition with the exige, KTM X-bow etc etc. I fear that it could be branded the 'Prettiest' but behind in the performance stakes and these cars are all about performance, surely?

I've got a feeling it'll be compared with the mx5 more than serious track weapons.

Maybe I've misunderstood the market for the 4c? Is this Alfa's answer to the Audi TT?
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Why don't you do some research before writing your opinions?
The Mx5 compared to the £50 k mid engined Alfa 4C?
Are you saying the Alfa 4C is pretty? Have you seen one ?
There's going to be a Spider Alfa based on the next Mx5 , a collaboration .
Perhaps White suites (?) your van better.
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Maybe they'll show a glimpse of it, but it looks like the main feature is in Episode 2 on 9th Feb, according to BBC2 website.



Shame that, I was fair looking forward to seeing it on Sunday.

Chris Evans read a text from Clarkson on Friday referencing the "Alfa 4C film for Sunday "


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You can compare any (dis)similarity between the 4C and a MX5 with this video. Unless someone can show me a video of a stock MX5 doing the same.

Alfa Romeo 4C FULL LAP on Nürburgring [HD] (Option Auto) - YouTube
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That's the whole point of the exige etc.

You don't buy a hardcore 2 seater sports car to do the weekly shop and take the kids to school.

Maybe it doesn't suite white?
Are they in the same class? They are similar price-wise, Alfa about 10% cheaper for the standard car without options than the Exige S. But the Exige S has 100bhp more than the Alfa, and weighs 400kg more. I reckon the Exige is closer to the Cayman S than the 4C. The Alfa is closer to an Elise - both approx 900kg, both with only a 4 pot all-ally motor. The Alfa is about 7K dearer than the top of the range Elise, but that 7K gets you 20bhp more, a carbon chassis, pretty looks and a much nicer cabin.
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I'm not sure what my van has to do with anything

Personally, I wouldn't want to spend £40k plus on a track weapon that looks 'pretty'. I want it to look aggressive and angry, something that says get the fook out of my way.

I have little interest in 2 seater track weapons and I don't own an anorak so I can't comment on the exact specs compared with every model on the market. All I do know is that I think, in those pics, that looks crap and if it had a Skoda badge I'm sure the fan boys wouldn't be humping their i pads.

However, it could just be that the pics aren't great and the colour doesn't suit. I always thought the GT would look great in white but when I spotted one I was massively underwhelmed.

I haven't been following the development of the 4c but in the few pics I have seen (a red colour) it looked good, but the OPs pics are a huge disappointment.

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They look like U.S. spec side markers
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Singularity is not going to like that as he is not American .
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