The Mini has a bit of an advantage, though.
In the world of lightweight sports cars, the Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the best. Sure, its styling is up for debate (I personally love the quirky cuts) but its power-to-weight ratio is better than that of the Lotus Elise's and almost as good as an Evora's.
With that, you can almost expect the 4C to outperform even more powerful sports cars out there. But how does it compare against a Mini Cooper JCW Roadster in a drag race? YouTube's Stef ABtv pit the two in one, although the Mini here has a bit of an ace up its sleeve.
Gallery: 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia
Before you watch the video on top, let's lay down the numbers here so you would know how they compare in black and white.
The Alfa Romeo 4C is powered by a 1.7-litre turbocharged four-pot that makes 240 bhp. These numbers aren't that much but considering the 4C's 940 kg dry weight, it supports the power-to-weight ratio I mentioned above.
As for the Mini Cooper JCW Roadster, a stock one comes off a showroom with a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine that's good for 208 bhp.
However, this isn't an ordinary Mini JCW Roadster. According to its owner on the video, it's a tuned version that makes 270 bhp and 295 lb-ft of twists. That's a huge power bump, but we can't discredit the fact that the Mini is significantly heavier than the Alfa at 1,255 kg.
With these numbers said, which do you think wins this drag race? Watch the video on top of this page to find out.