<p>The <a href="http://quizcards.info/new-cars/road-tests/reviews/a27034/alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Alfa Romeo 4C</a> is effectively a mid-engine&nbsp;Italian exotic for about a quarter of the price. It's got a loud engine, a dual-clutch transmission, and even a carbon-fiber chassis, with the looks to match. But like any Italian exotic, it had its flaws. People don't like their new expensive sports cars to have flaws, possibly why Alfa's only sold 457 units so far this year.</p>


First Drive: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
It's a Modena miracle. Peel off the roof of the 4C, and you have a better Alfa Romeo.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider - First Drive Photo...
The 4C Spider is not a roadster in the Miata sense of flipping back …
Alfa to get Ferrari-based V6, high-output...
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<p>The Alfa Romeo 4C is an Italian interpretation of the Lotus Elise. It's a lightweight, mid-engined two door that's smaller than almost every single thing on the road. It's delightfully simple in its construction and purpose, yet it has a dual clutch transmission as the only gearbox. Throw that out, link it to a six-speed manual, and you have a real minimalist sports car.</p>
2015 Alfa 4C Spider loses top with tiny weight...
22 lbs is the penalty for open-air Spidering.
<p>Alfa Romeo still has  a long way to go before you can consider its return to the U.S. a success, but <a href="http://quizcards.info/new-cars/road-tests/reviews/a27034/alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review/" target="_blank">sending us the 4C was a pretty good start</a>. It has the looks of a much more expensive exotic, and even though it only has a 1.7-liter four-cylinder, you'd never guess it based on how it sounds.</p>
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Photo Gallery
View photos of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
Watch the Alfa 4C attack R&T's private airport track
The miniature Ferrari comes to Detroit, takes no prisoners.
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