It’s still taking its sweet time to arrive North American dealerships, but this sports car will be this season’s official safety car for the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).
The Alfa Romeo 4C was chosen by Eurosport Events as the Safety Car of the FIA WTCC for the entire 2014 season, which kicks off in Morocco on April 12.
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Choosing the Alfa Romeo 4C as the official WTCC safety car was linked to the sports car winning the prestigious Grand Prize as Most Beautiful Car of 2013 at the 29th International Automobile Festival of Paris.
The Alfa Romeo 4C is powered by a 1.75-liter turbocharged engine with 240 hp and accelerates to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds. To take on the role of safety car, the Alfa Romeo 4C will sport a special red and black livery and will likely be equipped with extra safety equipment including emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and a first aid kit.
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