I never ranked AutoCar too high, those journalists aren't top level. There is many bullshit reviews from AutoCar, that could be done better just by some car enthusiast. They are not on Chris HArris level. For example Steve Sutcliffe isnt bad driver, but, he is just so flat in looking on cars. Hes "test" GT-R vs M5 is just bullshit. And just look at reviews of this Matt Saunders, its just bad:
But, even with this, i can agree, that 4C is very specific car, and very first attemp from Alfa Romeo to produce mid engined mini-supercar. Cayman is build for 20 years, with over 50 Porsche expirience. 4C will be btter in future but now, i just looking like great concept not like great car but maybe its fault of particular car.
I do nor trust in MotorTrend as much too.
But oever all i can agree for the top6, cayman, GT3, 650S, Atom, Stingray its just too much of the competition, they are the bests from the bests, so in this car range 7th place may be great award for that car. but i doubt that Megane/I8 is better than JAg R Type, ok, the car is hard to master, but that doesnt mean that its bad. Ok just try to master it, and do not complain that its too hard, maybe You are bad driver instead car is bad.
Same to 4C - it might be great but in the right road with right driver.