Any time you open up your promotion for a new vehicle with the claim of a "car to end all cars," you better have the goods to back it up. If any automaker has said goods, it is Alfa Romeo. The brand behind the stunning 8C has promised a new car to debut in 2013. We all know that vehicle will be the 4C (a name which has been trademarked in America), which has been running ahead of schedule in development. With this teaser shot, it seems that a production version should be imminent. The report from Motor Authority, suspects that could be as early as the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

We've been enamored with the 4C ever since we saw the first concept for it at Geneva in 2011. Since then, we've heard word of convertible variants and various facts and figures, such as a sub-2000-pound curb weight, and a 1.8-liter mill. The low weight, combined with the claimed 200 horsepower could put the 4C's zero to 60 times below four seconds.

As promising as this teaser is, our hopes of Alfa's tearing up American roads have been repeatedly dashed by reports from the Italian brand. Time and again, Alfa's supposed entry into the US has been delayed. Let us hope that this new teaser serves as warning that Alfa Romeo's invasion is imminent.


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      Horia-Ionut Baciu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ask any guy who never own an Alfa and he will give you 99 reasons why Alfa is bad. And then, ask an Alfa Romeo owner about his car, and his response will be a love story. I'll just leave this here...
      lasertekk
      • 2 Years Ago
      In keeping with (contemporary) Alfa tradition, the engine should displace a full 2000cc.
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the look of this thing. I hope they bring it to the US. I also hope they don't ruin it by added a bunch of junk to the US version that makes it 200 lbs heavier. The only problem I have with cars like this (200HP ish low weight) is that every pound matters so much. Put one fat guy in your car and you just added a second on your 0-60.
      Lucky Vanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Liightweight & the Alfa name = win,win,but its going to be $80,000 + here in the US.
        Rob Gomes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lucky Vanos
        With the supposed target weight and amount of supposed carbon fiber, I can't see it being much less. If the interior is incredibly spartan, I could see it starting just under $70K, but realistically I'm in agreement and thinking that we're looking at prices for a well-equipped Boxster Spyder or Cayman R (for when those arrive... 2014 I hope).
          Shiftright
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rob Gomes
          Alfas have always significantly undercut their German competition on price and are usually much better specced. I doubt it will be more than $50k
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      With the Boxster pushing $70k with options, Alfa could have a big market to themselves if this is priced right.
      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know that any car from Italy is automatically beautiful (Mazzanti excluded) simply because they're Italian and we're trained to understand that...but this car isn't beautiful to me. It's interesting looking, but not beautiful in my opinion. Buuuuut...if they can keep the weight under 2,000lbs with a lightweight, high revving engine with AT LEAST 200hp, it should be mighty fun!! It will definitely need more than 200hp to get to 60mph in less than 4 secs...as if that really matters. :[)
        Shiftright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        It's cool, but as a long time die-hard Alfa fan and owner, it doesn't say 'Alfa' to me. Still, if it brings them back and is successful, I'm for it.
        paulsworks
        • 2 Years Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        Agreed.... A Lotus Elise fits those perimeters and it just gets to 60 in 4.7 sec.(depending on who's test results you're reading) Under 4 sec. is rarefied air...... I do find it rather good looking.
      Aldo Garbellini
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own an Alfa. Why is it that Hyundai, Scion (with boxer engine), WRX, Abarth, Kia all make exciting and fast cars without the drama. The Japanese make reliable and fast vehicles, Mazda, Nissan. How can Alfa make a car that is special, fast, reliable, economical? I think of BMW as the car company that came out of nowhere and now dominates. Alfa should have been that company. Rear wheel drive, fast, technological, beautify, I feel specail while I drive it. I'm afraid the company is done for.
      neverlift101
      • 1 Year Ago
      When it comes to an alfa, owners either love it or hate it. I loved my GTV ! Hate the ugly matte paint!
      Generic
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they can get the mechanics to work as good as the looks of the car, it will be the car to have.
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      No Italian sports car should ever wear matte paint. Unless its a test car
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        Outside of the Batmobile, no vehicle should wear flat paint. I know it's a bit in vogue with a demographic today, but when the fad passes, no one will want those vehicles. Vinyl roof anyone?
      Ferd
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many times have we seen this from Alfa? I'll believe it when I see it.
      atvman
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's are people who want a stylish, affordable, and super light sports car. Keep the weight around 2000lb and keep the price in the 40s and it'll sell.
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