• Feb 4th 2011 at 9:01AM
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The departure of the 8C Competizione has left rather large shoes to fill at Alfa Romeo. And stylish ones at that. Last week, we brought you initial reports that a new 4C GTA was being developed to take its place, and now a whole mess of details have emerged.

With the current Alfa line-up consisting entirely of front-engined, front-drive models, the 4C is to go with a mid/rear-engined, rear-drive setup. Its basis: the KTM X-Bow. Like the Austrian track toy, the 4C is to be developed by Dallara, the race car constructor also headquartered in northern Italy. Alfa's sister brand, Abarth, has long been rumored to get an X-Bow-based roadster, but now it appears to be going to Alfa instead.

In its carbon/aluminum chassis is tipped to sit a 1.8-liter, turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder engine from Alfa's existing range, giving the lightweight roadster a power-to-weight ratio expected to best the Porsche Cayman S. Styling is reportedly being carried out by Alfa's own Centro Stile, and not by Pininfarina as some have reported.

Production is rumored to come in around 20,000-25,000 units annually over the course of five years, with a price tag in the 40,000 euro (about $55,000) range – considerably more accessible than the 8C. Although the prototype was targeted for unveiling at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, reported setbacks could force us to wait a little longer.

[Source: Automotive News Europe – subs. req'd]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The reports say, it is NOT going to be based on KTM's Xbox, the only similiratiy will be that both cars will have a carbon fibre monocoque built by Dalara.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I hope it's not going to be based on the Xbox. That would be a hard car to drive if it were that small.

        By the way, what reports are you talking about? If you're going to say something like that, at least have the links.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well if you know greek you can hava a look here, use google transalte to have an idea. Rarely been wrong about such things in the past, I have to say.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Man this car will be sweet, can't wait to see the finished product.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Before we get too deep into this, lets set it out there now. The picture you see above is that of the KTM X-Bow that AB edited with an Alfa Romeo front plate. This is NOT what the 4C GTA is going to look like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      SimpleCar will love it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nah, he was obsessed with the Ariel Atom, not the X-Bow.

        But still, there's a high chance that this X-Bow will have a 2uetto interior....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh my god yes please. Alfa's 1.8T in a sexy Italian-skinned X-Bow? This is a recipe for sports car awesomeness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      is it streetlegal
      • 4 Years Ago
      First thought after seeing that picture:

      • 3 Years Ago
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