The Alfa Romeo 4C is not a car you buy if you crave big horsepower. For the $61,296 price tag it takes to get into a 4C, you can get much more powerful automobiles, but where the 4C lacks power it more than makes up for in agility.
Even though it’s not all about big power, is the 4C made any better by upping the output of its 1.7-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine? That’s what the Matt Farah recently set out to find when driving a viewer’s modified 4C, which has received an extra 30 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque thanks to an ECU tune from Euro Compulsion.
With 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and a kerb weight of just 2,039 lbs, the stock 4C is no slouch. The tuned version in the video above is producing 267 horsepower and a stout 308 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for Farah, a man who has driven what seems like every fast car on the planet, to describe it as “fast.”
See what else he had to say about the tuned-up 4C in the video above.