The 4C will be officially unveiled next summer, months earlier than the January 2014 Detroit show
9 June 2012

The Alfa Romeo 4C will be officially unveiled in production form next summer, months earlier than the January 2014 Detroit show, where it had been tipped to take its public bow.

Insiders have also confirmed that development of the 159-replacing Giulia saloon is on track and will be built at “two global production sites”, which hints at North America as well as Europe.

The 850kg, carbonfibre-bodied 4C and Giulia are vital cars in Alfa Romeo’s relaunch, which will focus primarily on success in North America. The 4C sports car will be the halo car for the brand.

Other Fiat sources also revealed that the 4C’s new 296bhp turbocharged 1750cc engine is destined for other 
Fiat Group models. The aluminium-block engine will be launched in the new Spider, confirmed last week for 2015, and find its way into Dodge, Chrysler/Lancia and Jeep models in a lower state of tune to boost economies of scale.

Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne confirmed last week that he wanted to launch a high-performance SRT version of the new Dodge Dart saloon, and the potent Alfa engine would be a natural fit.

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10 June 2012

If this makes production at 850kg and gets the 296bhp engine it'll have almost 350bhp/tonne and that's supercar league. It would be a fine achievement if they got the mass that low, it seems the trend of cars getting heavier by the generation is beginning to be halted, and it's about time too.

10 June 2012

they should make a faster version of the Giulietta using this engine. Samething called QV GTA would be nice. Rivals like M135i and S3 coming. Furthermore, next GTI will have 260hp, so, Alfa needs this engine on Giu. 

10 June 2012

Can't wait for this car.  Pity Autocar didn't use a pic from its recent showing at the Villa d'Este concourse, where it looked superb in a deep red colour.  The matte red look was interesting, but the last two showings in liquid chrome and ruby red have been fantastic.

10 June 2012

I can't help but think that this will be revealed as a rebodied Evora / Elise - perhaps this is where Lotus got the funds to re-engineer the Exige. 

10 June 2012

looks so promising

they came, they saw, they lolled

11 June 2012

Winston - That's what I thought first too, especially with the styling of the B pillar, but several forum members have corrected me that it's actually meant to be a rebodied KTM crossbow.

11 June 2012

The body was supposed to be build by dallara  but the collaboration broke down and 4c will be built completely in house by fiat SpA


they came, they saw, they lolled

12 June 2012

I just hope the information above is right. Alfa needs new products as soon as possible. We will se a wonderful Giulia and a larger sedan for E segment, along with the Giulietta SW, MiTo 5 doors, Spyder, 4C and a C-Segment SUV. For more information about Fiat-Chrysler Group visit my blog:

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22 October 2012

If this new model of alfa be released then it would be a new trend in the automotive industry. Plus aftermarket products that would be available would surely increase. And the the sale for online car parts  would appreciate as well. The features and performance of this new car is a must see.

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