10 New Sports Cars for True High-performance Driving

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is perhaps the epitome of the best New Sports Cars of the Year, or any year for that matter, checking off nearly all the boxes: It’s a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive high performer that isn’t outrageously expensive, it relies on light weight instead of brute force for its athletic capabilities, and it’s even Italian, with exactly the kind of looks you’d expect from a super-model born in Milan.

In terms of numbers, the 4C—also Autobytel’s overall 2015 Sports Car of the Year—is powered by a high-tech 1.75-liter turbo engine, with four cylinders that fire up with a relatively modest 237 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. But thanks to its minuscule curb weight of just 2,465 lbs., and a six-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission, drivers still see 0-60 times of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph.

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