That's a true problem of compromises... I know that very well with the Alpine. The S is quite good at that game, and more polyvalent that the normal one, with too supple suspensions on a track.

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Alfa Romeo 4C.

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2023-22:52
In the world of small Bombas, there are few ones: The Porsche Cayman, the Audi TT, the Lotus Elise, the Alpine A110 and the... Alfa Romeo 4C. And the 4C is not the less interesting. With a body which reminds the most beautiful creations from the Sixties. ...  

you know my love for this one

 
 By: penfriend : January 24th, 2023-22:58
and I contribute my two cents ...  

and probably power steering ;-)

 
 By: penfriend : January 24th, 2023-23:06
this car has too less weight for more hp, it becomes very light on the front at >260 km/h; race suspension (if he had it) is setup for track not road

Aerodynamic problem with the front?

 
 By: Gelato Monster : January 24th, 2023-23:16

the front is empty - you cannot even open the hood, it is screwed with about 8 bolts to the chassis

 
 By: penfriend : January 24th, 2023-23:26
inside is only the heating system. total weight with all fluids of my white track version is 890 kg with most weight behind my seat (and me inside) and no, no aerodynamic problem unless you want to speed up to 300 km/h, but this car is for curves and not ... 

5 would be cool, too! :))))

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-06:21

I totally concur with you.

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2023-23:10

🙂

 
 By: Gelato Monster : January 24th, 2023-23:15

;)

 
 By: amanico : January 24th, 2023-23:20

I couldn't say it better.

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-07:28

So nice to see all those pics

 
 By: JohnFM : January 25th, 2023-01:50
... of a sensuous design, especially in this age of me-too SUVs and 'practical' vehicles.

500. From 2007 to 2010.

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-08:26

original msrp was 2 - 2.5 of a 4C

 
 By: penfriend : January 26th, 2023-08:56
no different story due to relative shortage

500 coupe and 500 spider

 
 By: penfriend : January 26th, 2023-08:56
spider did not sell for ages due to bad experience with the coupes

Indeed, 500 Spiders, too.

 
 By: amanico : January 26th, 2023-09:22

the 8C is one of the worst cars with 400 hp on the road

 
 By: penfriend : January 26th, 2023-08:55
drives like on eggs - horrible setup, bad weight balance. check also top gear on this... I drove it in Paris when released and decided against it

you will not find this car on a track and you will not even drive it for longer times at ultimate speeds on straight roads, it is just for showing off its lines and beauty at some cars and coffees (or wherever)

 
 By: penfriend : January 26th, 2023-09:38
so no resemblance with 33 stradale at all. if it had a set-up working for track you would have seen it cause 500 is not so limited that some wouldn't do it anyway

no, it is a fat GT with inappropriate electronics and weight balance

 
 By: penfriend : January 26th, 2023-09:45
opposite of a fat 992 ;-)

different market and customer, no direct comparison possible

 
 By: penfriend : January 26th, 2023-10:24
I guess that several 8c owners also have a 4c in the stable

Agree

 
 By: Gelato Monster : January 25th, 2023-22:36

I will post it a bit later.

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-22:40

A fat hamster

 
 By: brauner : January 25th, 2023-06:15
but very nice. 6 C would be nicer.

Nico, your list looks good

 
 By: VinnieD : January 25th, 2023-07:55
But I would leave the TT out of it. Yes, it can be fast, but being front wheel drive, I would disqualify it from being a small bomba, which must include a sense of... danger with mid-engine, short wheelbase and RWD! The people who bought a 4C have made a ... 

Yes! A charmer!

 
 By: patrick_y : January 25th, 2023-13:14
But... I don't know which one is better... the charming A110 or the charming 4C. But in USA, only the 4C is available as the A110 has not entered the US market yet.

True!

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-21:37

Yes, this is the detail I really dislike... I am like you when it comes to dashboards.

 
 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-21:38
Here is a slightly better one... normal: Sport Track mode: ...