|The new Alfa Romeo compact mid-engined supercar with rear-wheel drive and two bucket seats makes its début in Geneva.|
The new Alfa Romeo 4C is the result of experience built up with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione model produced in the Maserati plant in Modena and it will be available for purchase in 2013, marking the return of the Italian brand to the United States.
Less than 4 metres in length, 200 cm wide, 118 cm high and with a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres. New 4 cylinder 1750 Turbo Petrol all-aluminium engine. Alfa TCT twin clutch automatic transmission. New Alfa DNA selector with 'Race' mode. Chassis made entirely of carbon with load-bearing and structural function. Weight to power ratio less than 4 kg/HP.
This mid-engined rear-wheel drive coupé with two bucket seats represents the true essence of a sports car at the heart of Alfa Romeo's DNA: performance, Italian style and technical excellence, offering maximum driving satisfaction in total safety.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and produced in the Maserati plant in Modena, the new compact super car will be available for purchase in 2013, marking the return of the Italian brand to the United States and inaugurating Alfa Romeo's global growth plan.
Fiat Autopress, Torino 11.2.2013
The mid-engine 4C will go on sale in global markets including Europe and the United States by the end of the year, giving a image boost to Alfa, whose sales are struggling due to a lack of fresh product.
There are no details of the 4C's pricing, but Fiat sources say the car will cost nearly 60,000 euros (about $80, 270) rather than below 50,000 euros as initially planned.
Alfa will build a limited run of about 2,500 4C models a year due to the manufacturing constraints of its carbon fiber cockpit. Of those, 1,000 will be sold in Europe, 1,000 in the United States, with the balance going to other global markets.
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