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Development of the Alfa Romeo 4C is progressing ahead of the new mid-engined sports car’s anticipated unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March, with the car caught testing in Europe.

Despite the extensive use of camouflage, the Alfa Romeo 4C is easily recognisable, appearing to strongly mirror the concepts seen in Geneva and Frankfurt in 2011, with a compact wheelbase, sharp front end, aggressive side air intakes, round tail-lights, and classic Alfa Romeo telephone-dial wheels.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spied - 2

Alfa Romeo has previously said the rear-wheel-drive 4C will be powered by a 1.75-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing more than 147kW, but suggestions have been made that this could climb to upwards of 200kW in final production form.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spied - 5

With the car’s weight believed to be significantly less than 1000kg, the Alfa Romeo 4C should hit 100km/h from standstill in less than five seconds and be good for a top speed of around 250km/h. While the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe has so far only been confirmed for left-hand-drive markets, Alfa Romeo’s new Mazda MX-5based Spyder model will be produced for RHD markets such as Australia and the UK.

The Geneva motor show kicks off on March 7.

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  • Noddy_of_Toyland

    This is frankly a delicious prospect. I can’t wait.

    • Zaccy16

      me too, a new alfa that might actually be a alfa!

      • Zaccy15

        I agree!!!

    • Skybreak

      Have they annouced that it will be made for RHD markets like ours?
      I hope so, it looks pretty good.

      • Blah

        glad to see you read teh article skybreak

        • Skybreak

          “While the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe has so far only been confirmed for left-hand-drive markets, Alfa Romeo’s new Mazda MX-5-based Spyder model will be produced for RHD markets such as Australia and the UK”

          Where in the article does it say the 4C will definately be RHD?

          Yes, I read the article. I read it more carefully than you did you idiot.


  • Ata

    Porsche front with lotus back?

  • Blair Waldorf

    Ive read that this car will very likely be produced in RHD & is tipped to get the 220kw/300hp upgraded 1.75tbi engine, teamed with the sub 1000kg weight – it should be huge fun. It also looks great under that thin camouflage as well.

    Although it’s hardly a traditional Alfa, it’s great to see them making proper sports cars again. I’m even keener to see what they do with the next Mazda MX-5 platform now.

  • Johnno

    This would have to be one of the most anticipated cars of 2013. Hopefully this car is the start of a renaissance for the brand. 

  • No

    Yeah but how much??? Will be useless here at a stupid price.

    • Johnno

      I have been hearing that the pricing is going to be VERY competitive. Prices out of Europe have been for around AUD$70k! However by the time it gets here with the usual mark up and taxes it should be more in the $80k to $100k price range. Given the the Porsche Boxster is the target and that sits at $120k minimum, it should make for a tasty proposition! 

  • Joe

    ……let’s hope that the pricing will be good now that the distribution is back with the factory…….also looking forward to new pricing for the Guilietta……