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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Its Competition

 
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There's nothing quite like the Alfa 4C, at least until someone cross-pollinates a Cayman with a Mazda Miata.

Until then, we'll point to the Cayman as the most likely step up and out of the Alfa: the Porsche weighs a lot more, but its lyrical handling and real-world cabin make it so much more usable than the 4C.

We'll be heretics and throw in the Mercedes CLA45 AMG here too: the horsepower numbers are way in its favor, even if the curb weight isn't; its sticky all-wheel-drive grip is unerring in a way the mid-engine Alfa only dreams about.

BMW's i8 is made from carbon fiber, and that might entice some side eyes here, but it's a big luxury coupe first, a performer second.

Lastly, the Jag F-Type and Chevy Corvette are in the same price league as the Alfa, but skew off in performance terms in different directions: the F-Type is all exhaust note and huge tires, and the Corvette is all exhaust note and huge tires and...wait, what were we getting at?

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The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a dazzling sports-car reincarnation of a heady past, and a future classic in its own right.
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2015 BMW i8 is a ground-breaking new sports coupe with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers several driving personalities from which the driver can choose.
8.8
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With exceptional performance, style, comfort, features, and most of all value, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a remarkable sports car.
9.2
/ 10
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The 2015 Jaguar F-Type piles on even more sportscar credibility with a ravishing Coupe R edition.
8.2
/ 10
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The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
9.0
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The 2015 Porsche Cayman remains a focused 911 alternative, at an easier-to-swallow price.
MSRP From     
$53,900N/A$54,000$65,000N/A$52,600
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/AGas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6N/APremium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class     
Two-SeatersN/ATwo SeaterTwo-SeatersN/ATwo-Seaters
Style Name     
2-Door CoupeN/A2-Door Z06 Convertible w/1LZ2-Door Coupe V6N/A2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
2N/A22N/A2
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeN/AConvertibleCoupeN/ACoupe
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODN/AManualAutomatic w/ODN/AManual w/OD
 
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