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    What was that car?

    Spotted this car on the way down to St. Augustine.

    What was a bit ironic, I had to slow down (from 75mph) to let him pass.

    would have expected him to blast past at 95mph.......like the mini-vans.

    what was it? Anybody know?

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    Re: What was that car?

    My first impression was that it was an Opel GT, but after looking at one, I'm probably wrong. The Opel GT had 4 lights on the back, two tail lights and two back up lights, but saying that, it sure looks like an Opel. PJ

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    Re: What was that car?

    Looks like a newer Lotus.
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    Re: What was that car?

    Thought Lotus too, but the badge isn't quite right.
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    Re: What was that car?

    Alfa
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    Re: What was that car?

    Alfa you can see the colors in the badge

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    Re: What was that car?

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    That's it, AR 4C spider.

    slick looking ride.
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    Re: What was that car?

    Definitely the new Alpha.

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    Re: What was that car?

    Nice to see them coming back to the States.
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    Re: What was that car?

    ALFA ,Boss - It's A-L-F-A.
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    Re: What was that car?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    ALFA ,Boss - It's A-L-F-A.
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    Re: What was that car?

    Doc's going to burn a Corvette (or Camero) in your front yard....
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    Re: What was that car?

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    Re: What was that car?

    We've a dealership locally, a number of them are out-and-about here. Good looking but too complex, IMHO.

    ...and burnin' ~any~ GFRP cars would be sacrilege. But a Camaro, well....
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    Cool Re: What was that car?

    Love the 4C in oh so many ways.

    But luckily for my bank account, I'll never be tempted.

    Nor by most any other new cars either. No manual gearbox?!




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    Re: What was that car?

    Quote Originally Posted by PC View Post
    ...I'll never be tempted.

    ...No manual gearbox?!


    My thoughts, exactly (DCT's included).



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    Re: What was that car?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3798j View Post
    My thoughts, exactly (DCT's included).


    here's the AR marketing Dept. Response:


    "Twin Clutch Transmission with Launch Control

    The 4C Spider is equipped with an Alfa TCT 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters, a solution that combines the instant power of a sequential shift with all the convenience of an automatic. Pressing the brake pedal while fully pushing the accelerator pedal and triggering the left paddle on the steering wheel activates Launch Control. The moment the brake pedal is released, the system automatically controls the transmission, traction and power to maximize acceleration".

    "

    Race-inspired performance

    The 4C Spider boasts 237 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque, 136 hp/liter and a blazing top speed of 160 mph. A quick look at the engine reveals an all-aluminum design with 4 valves per cylinder, a new-generation turbocharger, ultra-high pressure direct fuel injection and a dual-core intercooler that cools intake air before it reaches the turbocharger."
    i'm not sure what all that means, but it sounds like they have really optimized a 1750cc aluminum block engine for performance

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    Re: What was that car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Too many years in the military using the phonetic alphabet
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    Re: What was that car?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    here's the AR marketing Dept. Response:...
    And in here's my view. Because of the wife's arthritic knee, there's one vehicle in the garage with a 7 speed dual clutch transmission and launch control. It's an Audi S5 that has similar acceleration figures to the 4c. While it's a beautiful coupe that is fast as stink and it's DCT is reviewed as one of the best (read quick shifting), honestly, the fun factor isn't nearly as high as the same vehicle with a MT. Even though the MT version is (statistically) slower, it doesn't feel slower, and the driving experience is so much neater. I guess I just need that third pedal. I've used launch control once...you just sit there and steer.


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