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Alfa Romeo 4C (13 - present)

One of the most reasonably priced 'supercars' on the market – the Alfa Romeo 4C drew gasps of admiration and sheer desire at it's reveal in Geneva in 2011, the way only Alfas can. Forgive us for the cliché but this is one car deserving of the description 'Italian supermodel'. The drive doesn't disappoint either offering the kind of gloriously exciting engine notes that you want to hear when you've shelled out north of €70,000 for a car, and the dual-clutch automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive make it a car that will put a smile on your face from both the cockpit and simply admiring it from your living room window. Its limited sales run means it doesn't have an official safety rating but the traction control will do its best to stop you ending up in a ditch, and dual airbags and a strong body shell should help protect you if you do.

Look out for

  • Be careful ticking the options boxes as it can get quite pricey quite quickly

What we like

  • An affordable supercar with stunning Italian design – a real head-turner
  • Low wide stance gives it amazing road presence
  • Rear wheel drive makes it brilliant fun on the road
  • Potential to be a future classic could make it a wise investment in the long term
  • One of the better value options in the 'just for thrills' class

What we don't like

  • The cabin is 'cosy' even by two-door sports car standards


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