Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo 4C Going on Sale in 2013, Priced under £45,000

Alfa Romeo 4C Going on Sale in 2013, Priced under £45,000

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

A production Alfa Romeo 4C sports coupe is finally set to go on sale. Talking to the folks at Top Gear, Mauro Pierallini, head of engineering for Fiat in Europe, said European and U.S. sales will begin in 2013 and that prices will start under £45,000 (about $58,718 US at current exchange rate).

Critics foam at mouth at the mention of the 4C, and for good reason. With a curb-weight that is expected to be under 2,000 lbs, a rear-wheel setup and an engine that is expected to produce 230 horsepower, the Italian sports coupe is bound to be athletic. Everything about the car is light, including the engine, which uses an aluminium-block direct-injection turbo. With its twin-clutch and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, the Alfa Romeo 4C is expected to achieve a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in around 4.5 seconds. Sources say a 300-HP engine will eventually be offered.

A starting price under £45,000 is compelling. The Alfa Romeo 4C is gunning for the Porsche Cayman and will be both smaller and lighter. It will herald the return of Italian brand to North America.

Reference: Top Gear

Alfa Romeo

More in Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Kamal SUV concept

New Details Emerge on Alfa Romeo’s First-Ever SUV

Speedy GoNov 10, 2014
Metallic Alfa Romeo 4C sports car

High-Performance Alfa Romeo 4C Under Consideration?

Speedy GoJun 30, 2014
Silver Alfa Romeo 4C back

Chrysler Announces 86 Alfa Romeo Dealers for U.S. and Canada

Kwame OwusuJun 10, 2014
Red Alfa Romeo 4C Sports Car

Alfa Romeo will Take on Germany’s Best with New Cars / SUVs

Speedy GoMay 9, 2014
White Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition Kicks Off Alfa’s Return to America

Speedy GoApr 17, 2014
White Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Sports Car Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept is a Topless 4C with More Swag

Kwame OwusuMar 22, 2014
Green Gold Alfa Disco Volante Sports Car

Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Returns in Green and Gold

Kwame OwusuMar 5, 2014
Alfa Romeo 4C vs Toyota GT-86 vs Porsche Cayman

The Alfa Romeo 4C Takes on Toyota GT-86 & Porsche Cayman, How Does it Compare?

Speedy GoJan 18, 2014