The rear-drive, mid-engine 4C is powered by a 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 237 horsepower, matched to a six-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shifters. The 4C weighs less than 2,500 pounds, so zero to 60 mph happens in a scant 4.2 seconds. You also get a race-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, electronic launch control, and 17-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with high-performance tires. Because performance takes a backseat to nothing, the Spider is one of the few cars left with manual steering.
All of the expected passenger car conveniences are present, like power accessories, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a four-speaker sound system. The standard sport seats are upholstered in your choice of cloth or leather, the latter with matching trim on the dash and door panels. The available racing seats are clad in a mix of leather and microfiber. You can order up a Carbon Fiber Trim package for the interior, as well as a Convenience package with rear parking sensors, cruise control, and an anti-theft system.
For an even higher level of performance, you can specify the Track package with a more aggressive suspension, a rear spoiler, and carbon fiber trim throughout. You can also add a sport exhaust system, 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels, and brake calipers painted in your choice of colors.
If you intend to use your 4C for everyday driving, the Convenience package is a no-brainer, but we would avoid the optional sport exhaust, which is likely to annoy the neighbors.
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