Alfa Romeo 4C Officially Revealed Before Geneva Debut

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Alfa Romeo has released the first official photos and info on the mid-engine rear-drive 4C, which will make its first public appearance the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Power comes from the brand’s four-cylinder 1.7-liter turbo engine, said to make 237 hp, mated to Alfa’s TCT twin clutch automatic transmission. The Italian brand says that it has achieved its goal of keeping the power to weight ratio below 8 lbs. per horsepower, suggesting that the gross vehicle weight will be less than 2,200 lbs.

The cockpit of the car is made of carbon fiber, while two aluminium sub-frames are tacked on to house the engine and suspension, as well as provide a crumple zone.

A new “Race” mode has been added to the 4C to enhance the car’s track abilities, accompanying Dynamic, Natural and All Weather mode options. The car is also equipped with paddle shifters.

SEE ALSO: Alfa Romeo 4C to Have 237-HP, Convertible and Street-Legal Racing Versions Planned

Alfa will build 2,500 4C’s a year, 1,000 of which will come stateside. The car will be on sale here before the end of 2013n and will spearhead the Italian brand’s return to the United States. The car is rumored to cost around 60,000 Euros, which translates roughly to $80,554.

The car will be built by Maserati at its plant in Modena.

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  • Mitch Mitch on Feb 19, 2013

    I lived in Europe 2005-2010... ....Overseas fiats and alfa's are known as "pretty" but unreliable overpriced junk cars - at least in the UK and Germany where I lived. They are failing in general overseas with their sales goal - hense they bail chrysler out so they canfool us and sell thieroverpricedunreliable junk here... Anybody stupid enough to pay $88,000 for essentially a pontiac solstice deserves to lose all thier money especially when the new c7 stingray is $55,000 and a 650 hp shelby is $65,000 ...I guess marketing is everything :)

  • GT Frank GT Frank on Mar 05, 2013

    80k seems a bit to much for the US market even if there are only 1000 coming stateside. Pricing it at 60k would have made it an instantsuccess. Then the dealers would get to mark it up and not Alfa.

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