Three Reasons to Own the Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C is, well, pretty amazing. A brilliantly designed Italian sports car which takes much of its inspiration and influence from Alfa Romeo’s thoroughly impressive racing pedigree, the 4C is everything a light sports car should be, with just enough of our DNA to make it undeniably Alfa Romeo.

The 4C is our long-awaited voyage into the sports car market, and this fiery, generation-defining car, has put every single one of our competitors on notice. Alfa Romeo is back in the sports car market, with a bang!

Alfa Romeo 4C

There is a lot to love about our character-filled, fireball of precision engineering and unyielding excitement. Below, we list three reasons why you absolutely have to get your hands behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo 4C, from Bidvest McCarthy Alfa Romeo.

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Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

 

With such a vast history in the car manufacturing business, it comes as no surprise that Alfa Romeo has a world class museum in Italy designed to commemorate, and continually honour the contribution Alfa Romeo has made to the Automotive industry.

Museo Storica – Alfa Romeo’s historical museum, is located Arese, Milan, and displays a collection of Alfa Romeo cars and engines. The museum was officially opened to the public in December 1976, and is located in the former Alfa Romeo Arese factory.

Dedicated to over a 100 years of the Alfa Romeo’s marque, the collection in the museum includes; Automobiles, commercial vehicles, railway locomotives, tractors, buses, marine and aircraft engines.

The museum is made up of 6 floors which are divided into four, themed expanses with a collection of over 250 cars and 150 engines, which include at least one example of each Alfa Romeo model.

A classic Italian brand with some the world’s most stylish cars, Alfa Romeo cars are intended to make history.

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The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is an Italian sports car masterpiece, built to turn heads and twist open roads. The striking 4C Spider is the perfect combination of dynamic drive ability, menacing performance and pioneering design.

Designed to provide the highest levels of safety for the driver and vehicle occupants. The carbon fibre monocoque and outer body are extremely resistant to impact and afford maximum protection.

Innovative Braking System

The 4C Spider’s ABS braking technology, combined with the Brembo brakes has the capability to bring the car to stop while traveling at 100km/h within a mere 36 metres. Talk about a show stopper.

Electronic Assistance

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider features numerous electronic safety technologies that assist in optimising handling and traction. With features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), you can be sure to take any sharp turn with confidence.

Alfa DNA System

Alfa DNA is a control system that allows the driver to select and toggle between four driving modes: Natural mode; Dynamic mode: All weather mode & Race Mode. Each mode is designed to allow maximum efficiency and performance, depending on you preferred style of driving.

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is the ultimate embodiment of Alfa Romeo’s rich racing history. In conclusion, the Spider is the creme de la cream of small lightweight sports cars.

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Scenic Routes with Alfa Romeo

With such a vast array of beautiful Flora, and spectacular natural elements, South Africa is one of, if not, the most beautiful country in the world and has some of the most picturesque views known to man.

That being said, if you’re looking for some awesome roads to test your Alfa Romeo wheels (not the speed limit), we have three inspiring places where beauty meets tyre threads.

Rooi Els

Parallel to the spellbinding Pacific Ocean – Rooi Els road is the quintessence of beautiful coastal roads. The road overflows with curves, has excellent visibility and viewing areas. Definitely an awesome challenge for your Alfa Romeo, but with our cars, it’s a conquerable one.

Franschoek Pass

Between the mesmerising town of Franschoek and Villiersdorp, when driving through this pass you are exposed to flowing grounds and rolling hills, so perfectly situated, you’d swear you’re looking at a landscape painting.

Helshoote

Located in the great part of the Cape, the road surface is smooth, and ideal for a little bit of drifting, and if you’re looking at fine-tuning your handbrake-turns – this is the type of place you’d expect to be see in the next Fast & Furious movie, watch this space.

Next best thing to do, is to get into your Alfa Romeo, put on the google maps app and drive down to one of these memorable places, it will be worth your while.

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Giulia Quadrifoglio – Car of the Year 2016

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in Red

On the 25th of November 2016, the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, hosted the Top Gear Magazine Awards, and to no surprise, Alfa Romeo, gracefully stole the show.
The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio was awarded two top accolades, including ‘Best Car’ title and the inaugural public vote for ‘Car of 2016’

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – which is renowned as the most powerful Alfa Romeo ever created for road use, has been crowned winner of one of the most desirable awards in the motoring industry.

The range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by a new 380kW, 600 Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, boasting 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. It acquired the top prize in the inaugural public vote for ‘Car of 2016’.

In addition to the felicitations received at the 2016 Top Gear Magazine Awards, Giulia is the first sedan to attain a 98% ranking in the Euro NCAP.

There’s so much to say about the Giulia Quadrifoglio, however the performance of the car, speaks for itself.

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