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The Montreal is the first car cited in "My Dad wished he had one of those", ISBN 9780340 963241, published in 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton. model Yasmin Le Bon bought one, proving that her taste in cars was better than her taste in husbands." In 1992, Giorgio Nada Editore published a book about the Montreal by Luigi Giuliani (ISBN 8879110721) but this is now out of print. This volume is one of the "Cars that made History" series, some of which eventually appear in English translation, but Nada inform me that they do not have plans for an English version at present.
While the 4C's looks caused a sensation and marked a revival of the brand as a thoroughbred sports car manufacturer, the reality is that this Alfa doesn't deliver the kind of driver involvement and engagement that a pure-bred Italian sports car should serve.Audi’s A3 Sportback has been at the top of this class for years.Like the Alfa, it posts 99g/km CO2 and has plenty of kit to go with its recent restyle.But as the coupe weighs less than 900kg, thanks to a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis, the engine delivers explosive performance. The 4C is part of the Fiat group’s plan to bring that old Alfa magic back.Alfa Romeo has a long history of sporting models, dating all the way back to the A. The 4C coupe went into production in 2013, but first arrived in the UK in 2014 while the 4C Spider followed a year later.Savour instead its smooth ride; if you want to enjoy the drive, pick the Alfa.
Steering is quick, direction changes are rapid, body control peerless and grip levels seemingly never-ending.
• Alfa Romeo 4C v Porsche Cayman: video track battle Alfa Romeo's mainstream line-up is restricted to the ageing Mi To and Giulietta hatchbacks until the Giulia saloon arrives, but the 4C is something for fans of the brand to get excited about. With decades of Grand Prix, F1, Touring Car races and rallies under its belt since then, the firm seemed to lose is mojo in recent years.
It's a scaled-down supercar and features a mid-mounted 237bhp 1.75-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a twin-clutch automatic gearbox. Enthusiasts pined for the excitement and glamour of cars like the 1966 Alfa Spider sports car – a car so loved, that amazingly it survived in production right through until the early 1990s.
Many classic car books such as "Supercars of the Seventies", ISBN 0-600-38415-2, published in 1979 by Hamlyn, include a few pages on the Alfa Romeo Montreal.
In "Dream Cars: The Best Cars in the World", published in 1997 by George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, author Andrew Frankel includes the Montreal in his catalogue of the 50 most desirable cars in the history of motoring.
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