Meanwhile the Alfa Romeo 4C has been named “Performance Car of the Year” and “Continental Irish Sports / Performance Car of the Year” by the two motoring writers’ associations in Ireland, the APMP (Association of Professional Motoring Press) and IMWA (Irish Motoring Writers’ Association) respectively.
According to Motor Authority editor Nelson Ireson, “The Alfa Romeo 4C is beautiful, exotic and incredibly fun to drive. It's also tremendous value, offering a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and turbocharged mid-engine layout around the price of much more ordinary sports cars, including some of those it beat out for the award this year, like the Ford Mustang, as well as more luxurious or practical alternatives like the Porsche Macan and Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG.”
“The Alfa Romeo 4C reminds you what it means to drive with joy, with purpose,” commented Mike Floyd, editor-in-chief, AUTOMOBILE. “The 4C is an unapologetic sports car and a spectacular looking one at that – that’s why it’s a 2015 AUTOMOBILE All-Star.”
The Popular Mechanics editors noted, “on a twisty road, you think you are driving something that costs three times as much,” describing the 4C as “mid-engined Italian driving nirvana.”
APMP Chairperson Michael Sherdian described the Alfa Romeo 4C as “outrageous fun to drive. With supercar looks at a fraction of the cost, Alfa Romeo has a true star with its pocket-rocket 4C."
IMWA Chairperson Austin Shinnors commented, "The Alfa Romeo 4C is a very worthy winner of the Continental Irish Sports / Performance Car of the Year 2015. An exciting car aesthetically and dynamically – it is a real thoroughbred Italian sports car in every way."