Project A

Finally! For all the Alfisti who have kept the faith since it went out of business here 20 years ago, Alfa Romeo has brought back a car to sell on American soil: The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C sport coupe.

The 4C has a 237-horsepower 1.8-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder engine with a twin-clutch transmission, a system that will make it feel like a tiny rocket ship to drive because it weighs only 2,200 pounds. (The monocoque body is carbon-fiber, after all.) It’s a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive that hits 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 160mph.