Alfa Romeo is an exciting brand. You could argue that the MiTo and Giulietta hatchbacks might not speak so much to that effect, but the 4C sure does. Fortunately, Alfa has every intention of keeping the 4C at the forefront of its lineup with a series of upgrades – one to come each year, according to Top Gear.

The production version of the compact mid-engined sports car launched just last year at the Geneva Motor Show, and this year the company returned with the 4C Spider concept that previews the production roadster to follow. That may prove the most substantial of the revisions Alfa has in mind for the 4C, but it may not be the last.

Just what Alfa will do next remains to be seen, but sources are already speculating on what could follow. Since the current 4C is a bare-bones affair – with a minimalist cabin and no trunk to speak of with the front hood welded shut – we're wouldn't be surprised to see a slightly more accommodating version follow. After that, it's anyone's guess.

Top Gear suggests a more hardcore version – it sure would be exciting to see the Quadrifoglio Verde adorn a more powerful 4C in the future. But we're still years off from seeing any such derivative come to fruition, so we'll just have to hold on tight for the time being and wait for Alfa to finally bring itself and the 4C to American showrooms.


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      mylz
      • 9 Months Ago
      I think Fiat is doing this all wrong. They should be focusing on the Chrysler Group. Clearly their other brands are not doing so hot overseas along with Fiats barely selling here in the states. I think if they can comprehend the idea of a few Fiat's and Alpha's in the United States as a sub brand then by all means do it that way. But I would personally rather see that coupe into a dodge demon concept. The car is light and would be the perfect platform considering Chrysler's tend to be a bit chubby.
      Bernie Kressner
      • 9 Months Ago
      Needs: 1) 400 HP - -- source: Maserati tubo V-6; 2) Manual transmission option; 3) Better weight distribution.
        Semislicks
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Bernie Kressner
        it needs better steering. power-wise is enough, although V6 would be better.
      Semislicks
      • 9 Months Ago
      alfa should concentrate on making Giulia a nice 3 series alternative rather than overbloathing already massively overrated 4C. 4C was the Evo magazine biggest dissapontment of 2013. But I still maintain: Alfa under ownership of FIAT has no future. Alfa was ment to be Ferrari-Porsche competitor, yet they cant make it BMW competitor. Alfa is a car everybody addores and wants to have, but doesnt want to pay the asking price. Just look at sales in EU. In US where the competition is even tougher it will have a VERY hard time.
      GirchyGirchy
      • 9 Months Ago
      All I know is....it always cracks me up when I see photoshopped pictures such as this one. Two cars are going in opposite directions, but somehow each is perfectly stationary and the background has motion blur. At least one of the cars should be doubly blurred if the camera's being panned to follow the other. Porsche did the same thing a couple of years back. Silly people.
      sinistro79
      • 9 Months Ago
      Fiat has found a lot of success in offering multiple variations of the 500. Not sure this is a good idea with the 4C but maybe it doesn't even need to be. Alfa is building so few of these that the car will be pretty exclusive regardless of how its optioned out. Honestly, I'm more interested at this point in seeing a 4-door sedan from Alfa and a GTV-like car from them at a more affordable price point than the 4C.
      Teleny411
      • 9 Months Ago
      MT 300hp NA V6 is a winner.
        Semislicks
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        This cars main problem isnt engine power. Its lifeless steering. It feels artifitial even without servo. Exige is better. Not to metion cheeper.
      Ron
      • 9 Months Ago
      why is the hood welded shut?
      GFB
      • 9 Months Ago
      Are there any enthusiasts left who still believe Sergio Marchionne's promises about the immediate future and U.S. availability of Alfa Romeo? The latest announcements sound like the promises of Danny Bahar for the Lotus marque. Sergio has produced more vaporware than Silicon Valley.
      Slizzo
      • 9 Months Ago
      The plan is nice and all, but I'd rather they focus on a 2 or better yet 3 year rotation. That way we have a chance to get used to the current design, and the refreshes come just at the time that the old one gets looking... old.
      Bernie Kressner
      • 9 Months Ago
      Needs: 1) 400 HP - -- source: Maserati tubo V-6; 2) Manual transmission option; 3) Better weight distribution.
      Willy
      • 9 Months Ago
      How about bringing a version for sale, eh? And a Lancia Stratos version!
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