• Mar 11, 2010
Alfa Romeo says it achieved its objectives with the stunning 8C Competizione. Now the brand known for the quadrifoglio wants to make the same kind of splash – only bigger – and rumor has it that it will do so by unveiling an Alfa 4C at this year's Pebble Beach Concours.
Automobile reports that the 4C will be a "a compact, lightweight sports car concept," shorn of high-zoot and high-dollar goods like carbon fiber and a Ferrari engine. Instead, it will use a 250-horsepower four-cylinder and could be rear-wheel-drive. Price for the limited-to-5,000 vehicles is being estimated at €50,000 ($70,000 U.S.).

However, while the 8C was busy killin' it, the rest of the Alfa line has been busy struggling. Sales haven't exactly pleased parent company Fiat, so the fate of Alfa's (and, by extension, the the 4C) oft-planned return trip to North America is still in question. Unless and until the Giulietta and its variants prove they are winners and show Fiat the money, it looks like the message for the American Alfa will remain, "Please hold..."

[Source: Automobile]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Could something be done about the term "Rendered Speculation". How about we go for a little clearer tag, like "Fantasy Drawing", or "Photoshopped Dream Image" when describing these kinds of headlines. The current descriptor almost gives validity to the piece, and tends to unfairly get one's hopes up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 8C was a once in a decade kind of car, something that's almost impossible to replicate. Alfa's designs might be amongst the best in the industry but there's no way a 4C (or whatever it'll be called) will ever match the aura and classic lines of an 8C.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dunno, I like it. A lot. But yeah, $70k? Even if the conversion is bogus and it lands at 50k, I dunno.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe they should stop pissing away money developing niche models?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think Alfa values their cars far more than most American's will. $70k for a 4 cylinder? Good luck.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think its the automobilemag.com that values the pure speculation not Alfa
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds sorta like a Boxter competitor. Only, it's an alfa.
        • 4 Years Ago
        only?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It being an alfa is not a bad thing.