It's been almost two years since we first saw the 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept, but the sporty coupe looks like it's getting its final touches before going on sale – including in the US – at some point this year. Judging by these spy shots, the production 2014 4C will retain many of the concept's styling cues, although we can also spot a few changes.

While the prototype seen here is still wearing heavy camouflage at the front and rear, we do see that the sides of the 4C have received some significant changes. For starters, the doors are much smaller, cutting into the side vents less, and there are also visible handles and production-look side mirrors. As promised by the teaser image released last year, the coupe will continue to ride on the unique circle-spoke wheels.

The return of Alfa Romeo to the US market has encountered a few delays over the last couple years, but it sounds like the 4C could be the first of six new Alfa Romeo products on our shores by 2016.


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      gtv4rudy
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I've been waiting patiently for the arrival of Alfa Romeo to America my hair has gone from dark brown to grey.
      Txdesign
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks good to me. Is this Z4/Cayman money or more?
      BombSquad
      • 1 Year Ago
      I gotta wedge the corporate 392 Hemi in and the Viper's 355 Pirellis out back, I'll be damned I I can't buIld my own Chrysler ME-412.
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want.
      md_stew
      • 1 Year Ago
      I Hope those are not Production Side Mirrors!
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dear Autoblog, please have Cayman and 4C comparo ASAP. Sincerely, All of us.
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they sell a ton of these so that we keep getting real ARs. I was utterly disappoitned at our version of the Gulietta. No that the Dart is THAT terrible, but come on!
      sinistro79
      • 1 Year Ago
      Alfa never sucumbed to the whole retro craze that took the automotive world by storm last decade...even though they have produced some of the best looking classic cars the world has ever seen. I like the \"go forward\" approach they have with their designs even though I think they could have done better mechanically over the last decade too. The good thing about the 4C is that it seems to get that angle right too. I\'m looking forward to it.
      domingorobusto
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sorry, but the 4C is just a hideously ugly design IMO. I love where they're going with the chassis design, mechanically it sounds like heaven, but it is flat out ugly. Here's hoping their little Mialfa roadster look better.
        tump
        • 1 Year Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Vision tests are pretty cheap. The concept was automotive nirvana. I regret selling my Elise, so this looks like a good modern version of it.
        JoeC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Are you on Meth?
          Klep
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JoeC
          I think he ran out, hence his inexplicable grumpiness.
        RampantFury
        • 1 Year Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Well your opinion sucks.
        wrxfrk16
        • 1 Year Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Ladies and gentlemen, styling input from Ray Charles...
        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Lol. I'm usually on board with Alfa designs. The 2uettotattta.... roadster-with-a-million-Ts-in-the-name is beautiful. The 8C is one of the most gorgeous cars ever made. But this thing just doesn't do it for me. The proportions are all horrible. The tail is too fat/tall. The side scoop design doesn't gel for me. I despise how the leading edge is the highest point of the roofline. The headlights are hideous. I hate how the grille is integrated. Different strokes different folks and all that, but to my eye that is just a wretchedly ugly vehicle. It's a shame too, I love where they're going with it mechanically.
          Victor W. Werke
          • 1 Year Ago
          @domingorobusto
          I fully agree with you domingo, but as you mentioned regarding the mechanical direction they are heading, I'd buy that for a Lira!
      Faissal Sheikh El Ar
      i like the fact that they are trying to cover up the looks, especially we all already know what it's gonna look like:p
        Thomas D Hilton III
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Faissal Sheikh El Ar
        Its not really Camo, its just protection from the elements, dont want to ruin the prototype car with actuall paint or its parts (as you see the missing headline lenses.
      Nowuries
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those side mirrors are hideous. There is no reason they couldn't keep the concept ones that flowed nicer but with sufficient structure to ensure rigidity. Waiting to see how it looks with the cover off...
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nowuries
        When they have Italian flags painted on them you won't mind so much.
        wrxfrk16
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nowuries
        Well, seeing as they've been nicked from someone's Challenger, I can pretty much guarantee you they aren't the production version...
      creamwobbly
      • 1 Year Ago
      "unique circle-spoke wheels" Ah, like the Golf ones?
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