E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > Alfa Romeo 4C



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
MEGA
Dieseasal
MEGA's Avatar
United Kingdom
108
Rep
6,849
Posts

 
Drives: LCI E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Harrow, London

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to MEGA
Alfa Romeo 4C

Guys,

This car is just beautiful..

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/news/de...?storyId=27103

What do you chaps think of it?

I think that throwing out an Elise format car but with almost twice the power to weight ratio (A projected 240bhp approx from a 950 kilo car) could well lead to something simply stunning.

Unfortunately however the price has bloated tremendously. This car was initially going to be mid to high 30s. It now looks to be almost 50. Bad times.

I'd definitely take one at 18 months old when the usual Alfa depreciation hits though and the car is only worth mid 20s. What an achingly beautiful car..


Dave
__________________
Previously: 2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 8v | 2006 E90 320d M-Sport, 19" BBS CH, Full Ice-cold JL audio install, August 2010 Total BMW 6 page feature car. | 2003 Nissan 350Z GT Coupe 286BHP
Now:2010 E92 LCI 335d M-Sport
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
Ste133
Lieutenant
Ste133's Avatar
United Kingdom
8
Rep
567
Posts

 
Drives: A diesel..
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW London

iTrader: (5)

To me, the front looks very VX220 and the back looks a lot like an Elise.

It reminds me of something and I can't quite pinpoint what. This will bug me all day!

However, the power to weight ratio looks interesting.
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
Sportplus
Lieutenant
Sportplus's Avatar
Scotland
5
Rep
553
Posts

 
Drives: 318i M Sport E91
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ste133 View Post
To me, the front looks very VX220 and the back looks a lot like an Elise.

It reminds me of something and I can't quite pinpoint what. This will bug me all day!

However, the power to weight ratio looks interesting.
A squashed Ferrari 430/360 even an ENZO??

I would take the Lotus Exige ahead of the Alfa. It's a good looking car but 50K
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
MEGA
Dieseasal
MEGA's Avatar
United Kingdom
108
Rep
6,849
Posts

 
Drives: LCI E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Harrow, London

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to MEGA
I agree that they've got the price point wrong It's a real shame. It's a nicer looking car than the Cayman S but a whole lot slower. Not worth it I imagine.

It's soo so sexy though
__________________
Previously: 2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 8v | 2006 E90 320d M-Sport, 19" BBS CH, Full Ice-cold JL audio install, August 2010 Total BMW 6 page feature car. | 2003 Nissan 350Z GT Coupe 286BHP
Now:2010 E92 LCI 335d M-Sport
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
mowflow
Colonel
mowflow's Avatar
Scotland
28
Rep
2,432
Posts

 
Drives: F20 125d
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (2)

It reminds me of the Lancia Stratos.
__________________
Daily F20 125d | Alpine white | coral red leather | visibility pack | driver comfort pack | Business pro | black panel display | heated seats | BMW P Black grill
Project Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi | Alpine white | No ABS | No traction control | No power steering... pretty much just a car
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
briers
Ben
briers's Avatar
United Kingdom
34
Rep
1,971
Posts

 
Drives: XFR
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midlands,UK

iTrader: (0)

It ticks all the boxes (apart from price)! but it just reminds me of this

I just think it's too small and if you are going to pay 50k for it, why not just pay a bit more and get the 8c which is ... wow. Aren't they both limited production too

Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
Kerr
Brigadier General
Scotland
44
Rep
3,713
Posts

 
Drives: 08' 335i Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Aberdeen

iTrader: (0)

Lovely looking car.

I dont think you will see the depreciation you are looking for.

An Alfa 8C was 100, 000 4 years ago. The cheapest one on Autotrader is currently 115, 000.
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #8
Palmnuts
Lieutenant Colonel
Palmnuts's Avatar
United Kingdom
49
Rep
1,950
Posts

 
Drives: Merc SLS AMG & ML63 AMG
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Loughborough, UK

iTrader: (0)

Looks too much like and Exige or smaller Evora. In that respect, a total fail for me as I hate the way those Lotus's look, no matter how good they may be.
__________________
Andrew
Current: '11 Merc SLS AMG | '12 Merc ML63 AMG
Previous: '14 BMW M3 | '13 BMW M6 Comp Pack | '11 Merc SLS AMG | '12 Jag XKR-S | '11 Range Rover Sport TDV6 | '10 Jag XFR | '11 BMW M3 DCT | '08 Maserati Granturismo S | '10 Porsche 911 Turbo | '10 Merc C63 AMG PPP | '09 Merc C63 AMG PP | '06 BMW M6 | '08 BMW M3 | '07 BMW 335i | '04 Alfa 147 GTA + Many others
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #9
Guvernator
Captain
9
Rep
616
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i SE Cabriolet
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: LONDON

iTrader: (0)

I'm with MEGA on this one, I think it looks stunning and with less than 1000kg's and 240bhp it's going to be very quick, however it has 3 problems

1) It's too expensive, 50K is way too much for this car. Partly caused by it's carbon tub but to be honest they could have dropped this and the car would have still been light enough but less expensive.

2) It's using the Giuletta engine which is pretty decent but just too damn quiet, they better do something about the noise.

3) Alfa aren't known for there build quality, even the expensive 8C wasn't brilliant.

However as stated by Mega, hopefully it will depreciate in the usual Alfa style although this might be forstalled somewhat by limited numbers if they decide to go that route.
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
ian_m
Private First Class
United Kingdom
1
Rep
123
Posts

 
Drives: e90 330 d
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: manchester

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
mmm it is, but not at 50 000,

cheaper, just as good with better build quality for 25 - 35 000

may be a limited number run will keep prices up
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #11
The_Bear_Yid
BM Noob
The_Bear_Yid's Avatar
England
10
Rep
932
Posts

 
Drives: E92 325i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kent

iTrader: (1)

A stunning looking car but as already said many times, the price point is all wrong.

A German or Jap company (or maybe just BMW) needs to poach Alfas designers so we can have a well built, reliable, great handling car that looks amazing. BMWs and Audis aren't ugly but they look like weird robotic cousins.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST