They sell fog lights already that you could put in that are round LEDs, not particularly my cup of tea, but maybe if there small enough they could go on the 4C. The 8C has a classic look, beautiful lines, but at the same time it is very plain. I would like to see this concept made into a body kit on the 4C!
Where the 8c front really shines is in that "XJ220" lip at the bottom "push-forming" dual "lips", where the 4c has those bulges at the lower sides, they do not split to cross a downforce-insinuating lip (this might have been a mistake as the "QV" centro stile versions have it like the new GTA/m does:
This would have worked wonders aesthetically and functionally, but I'm sensing an onslaught of "Whoa the cost!" Is the answer maybe. At least having a tough lip to protect the V shape was reason enough.
The biggest problem of grafting 8c nose is that it absolutely would be isometrically unbalanced: the 8c has a nice "arrow" that defines it's hood and "face", but the 4c's "V" is melted/baked in, crissed by cut lines, and rather undefined, like the design iteration was trying hard to lose the "arrow" halo car dad had (8c). What's kinda worse is the manufacturing approach made it nearly impossible to mass produce the panel gaps and body-crease alignments to pull off the original, front clamshell design. Everyone is quick to point at "crash economy" and "whoa the cost!" But I'd love to meet the mechanic or owner that enjoys unbolting the hood (and heavier due to triple/quadruple the hardware material weight, 20+ bolts and added framework, instead of two locks, pins, and a hinge, 8 bolts max for the hinge) rather than simply pulling a latch in the door... And the creases are one piece so no "jumps/gaps" and "well, it's Italian".
IMO, the front isn't all too different from the 8c anyways (just squint?), Some maybe using all that dead space in front of and around the wheels/unecessarily massive econocar headlights for some downforce and brake cooling? Hell, I'd just reroute the washer fluid umbilical to where I didn't need another funnel tool to fill it, like make a spring/popper door out of fender QV triangle emblems and hide it behind that?
The wife and I will be at Deals Gap (The Dragon's Tail) July 2nd,3rd and 4th 2020 with the 4C. I'm wondering is anyone else will be in the area with their 4C on those dates? It would be great to meet up with other 4C owners if our paths cross. The last time I was on the Dragon was about 1986...
I'm curious what owners are doing that do not live in close proximity to a local Alfa dealer, either for routine service or warranty work? I live up near Lake Tahoe NV, and the closest city, Reno, doesn't have a dealer, and the next closest, Sacramento (1.5hrs), looks to have had its...
High spec 2017 coupe, $80k sticker with 7k miles. Where do you think it will end (hammer price without fees)? guesses in the thread. Guesses accepted until Monday 2pm EST.
My guess: $61,500.
I almost pulled the trigger on a 4c then Covid financial concerns made me skip the vehicle, which sold. My concerns have passed so I figured let me ask some advise before I jump right in.
I have a family car and looking for a me car. I have been looking at the 4c for a while. Here are my...