Alfa Romeo, which left the United States market two decades ago, makes a powerful return with its light, lithe 4C sports car.
A 237-horsepower 1.8-liter (no, that is not a misprint) direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, paired with a twin-clutch transmission, that turns this carbon-fiber two-seater into a rocket because the whole thing, in European trim anyway, weighs barely 1,000 kilos, or about 2,200 pounds. Base models will start at $54,000.
For he track, you want the limited Launch Edition model. Total production of this version will be 500 units and be priced at $70,000.