The Alpine was made after the Alfa, so likely they try make sure they addressed the critics. Also the CF tub took a big chunck of the budget.Have to mostly agree with your thoughts, but the Alpine A110S is similar money to the 4c and the interior is certainly much nicer, the shape & style of the Alpine may not be to every ones taste, but I suppose each to their own!
Maybe because they might get the nagging feeling, “Did I really have to spend this much on the Ferrari?”, each time they drove their 4C. Probably not, but I’d like to think there might be an element of truth in it. 😁The thing I always wonder, is why the Ferrari/Lambo crowd didn't pick up a 4C as their run around car. It's cheap compared to the higher exotics, but still gives you that feeling when you drive it that you're in something really special.
I'd have to drive both to decide. I have more affinity towards the Alfa marque, but the Alpine does look pretty cool. 4C - Alpine - Exige.... Those who have to decide between the three are in a good position in life!But what Alfista worthy of the name would buy an Alpine over a 4C?
Could not agree more, every year on that 'first' time I have to test the brakes on my 89 911....it TESTS ME and quickly rekindles my FAITH in God!!!! Truly, the brakes bring me back to that era of car more than the manual!But let's talk about manual brakes. The most engaging thing you can do is drive hard and modulate the brakes without ABS. When ABS became standard on everything, the most critical driver activity was taken away. Now you stomp the brakes. That dance ... that little wiggle from each corner fighting for traction as you modulate the brakes as you wait... wait... wait for some bite before turning the wheel... that dance is gone. That's adrenaline.
I know quite a few who have, and also some who have divested and reinvested in the 4C solely. On this forum most of us know what we have in a 4C, Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!The thing I always wonder, is why the Ferrari/Lambo crowd didn't pick up a 4C as their run around car. It's cheap compared to the higher exotics, but still gives you that feeling when you drive it that you're in something really special.
I absolutely LOVED my S2000! It would absolutely rage at high RPM.I took the Alfa for a little drive on Sunday, and followed it with a little drive on the same roads in my 2006 S2000. The Alfa definitely was more 'engaging' because of the much higher speeds and thrust of the drive train. You really have to be paying attention when you drive this car. Getting in the S2000 (after it sitting for about four months) was really nice. Like seeing an old friend after a long absence. The manual shift was super nice. The overwhelming impression of the car was that it was superbly engineered and really smooth. Everything about the car is on par with the other elements. Acceleration, braking, handling, all really great. While I love driving the Alfa, I know I will always have an S2000. They are awesome cars without being scary at all. Supremely easy to wring out as much as the car can do. The Alfa is more of a special occasion car, and one I am very happy to have purchased. Can't wait for the summer!
That's how I feel about my BRZ, but compromises are still made for it -- certainly not as awesome as the S2K.While I love driving the Alfa, I know I will always have an S2000. They are awesome cars without being scary at all. Supremely easy to wring out as much as the car can do.
Olha, Ohla! FINALLY, someone who really understands. I get things I like because I like them not because of what someone else thinks or likes!When I see the discussions about whether the 4C is or isn't a great car in reviews it make me think....who gives a crap what others think if you like it. It is a bit like your spouse, girl or boy friend etc. Lets say they are a given height and weight, has brown hair, outgoing personality, smart, musically talented. Now some one comes along and says they don't like that person since they are too tall, a bit skinnier, blonde, shy, street smart, and they can't stand music that they like. Are you going to get a new spouse or girl/boy friend because the other person doesn't like your choice...NO.
Likewise why should you let others make up your mind for you. Grow a spine and stick to what you like. If a reviewer prefers a GT, 600 hp V12, lots of cup holders, that is fine...they can buy one of those for their own car. They shouldn't be the one to tell the world what everyone else should buy.
You mean owning a Ferrari isn't about not driving it, keeping it locked in a garage and washing the treads of the tires?!?!?The Ferraris that are legendary and everyone lusts for are the raw and simple ones.
The 250GTO, 288GTO, F40, 360 Challenge Stradale even the 246 Dino.
Not the ones with great stereos, interiors and cup holders.
Trust me...over half the people in the Ferrari world don't even "get it".