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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider presents a design evocative of the marque’s 33 Stradale from the late 1960s – a V-8-powered car that could cross a kilometer faster than any other production car; not even the V-12-powered Lamborghini Miura or Ferrari Daytona could catch it. Like the 33 Stradale, the 4C Spider is quick and agile because its design based on the principle that speed is a role of weight and engine power. It weighs less than 2,500 pounds gratitude to a monocoque tub and body panels made of carbon fiber. And though the 4C Spider has about half the power of Alfa Romeo’s 8C Competizione, it is just as fast. In bonus to its speed, the 33 Stradale was distinguished by its high price; it was the most expensive car on the market in its time. The 4C Spider, though, with a starting price of just under $64,000, costs far less than any other carbon-fiber-bodied sports car.