Can This Low-Mileage 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reinvigorate Your Soul?

This mini supercar is no slouch and is looking for a new home

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The 4C, Alfa Romeo’s compact two-seater coupe, is fairly rare and has been out of production since 2020. This made-in-Italy coupe made its first appearance at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and later made its production debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Initially, the 4C was offered as a coupe, but in 2015, Alfa Romeo introduced the Spider version, which we have for auction at Bring a Trailer. The 4C was Alfa’s last attempt at a full-fledged two-seater coupe, and it is powered by a 1.7-liter four-pot with a mere 237 horsepower. But before you jump off your couch and go bidding on it for yourself, there are a few things to note if you are buying it for daily driving purposes.

Can This Low-Mileage 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reinvigorate Your Soul?
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This 2016 model of the 4C Spider featured on BaT has killer aesthetics. It is a single-owner car bought by the seller brand-new from Brown’s Jeep Chrysler Dodge Fiat of Patchogue. The 4C Spider has a clean Carfax report and a New York title but has only been driven for 6,000 miles. When it was launched, it was worth $80,000, and for that much money, the level of equipment and electronics were not modern.

Can This Low-Mileage 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reinvigorate Your Soul?
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But on the exterior, the pure Italian design philosophy runs through the car. Underneath the composite skin, there is a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis for added rigidity and better weight reduction than its steel counterparts. In addition, the body is painted in Giallo Prototipo yellow and has carbon fiber mirror caps. As for the additional features, the 4C Spider comes with an optional sports-tuned exhaust system, LED taillights, bi-xenon headlights, power-adjustable mirrors, and a removable black-cloth roof panel. The 18-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber, and the yellow-colored calipers go hand-in-hand with the exterior color. The Alfa Romeo 4C is such a stunning piece of art!

Can This Low-Mileage 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reinvigorate Your Soul?
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As mentioned earlier, a small 1.7-liter turbocharged inline-four engine delivers power. The engine pumps out 237 ponies and 258 pound-feet of torque. It drives the rear wheels with the help of a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle with manual shifting mode via paddle shifters. Alfa Romeo claims that the 4C can accelerate from naught to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and build up speed to 160 MPH. The seller performed an oil change before preparing for the auction, and the car was inspected in May 2022.

Can This Low-Mileage 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reinvigorate Your Soul?
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The cabin is luxurious to a certain extent. For example, you will find a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, leather bucket seats, dashboard, and door panels. In addition, there are loads of carbon fiber inserts on the circular air vents, dashboard, and even the center console. Other cabin amenities include AC, stock Alpine stereo, 4C-embossed mats, and a beautiful TFT MID.

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Owning an Alfa such as the 4C is a delightful experience, but it isn’t the best of what money can buy. Our sister site has described it thoroughly, but in short, the 4C is Alfa’s least practical modern car. The driving dynamics are spot-on, but the suspension is unbearably stiff for daily driving. Moreover, to keep the weight as low as possible, Alfa Romeo has skipped on adding proper sound insulation inside the cabin, resulting in many road and wind noises. Maybe these are solid reasons behind its untimely demise. But let’s not forget how beautiful the 4C looks; it is a beast around corners too.

Source: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2...

Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
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After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.  Read full bio
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