Range-topping 237bhp sports car to get options including the more conventional lights shown on the recently revealed 4C Spider concept

Alfa Romeo will offer its flagship 4C coupé with the headlights shown on the 4C Spider at the Geneva motor show.

"The Spider will only be offered with its standard lights, however", an Alfa spokesperson added.

The Alfa Romeo 4C's headlights had proven to be one of the most controversial aspects of the car's design.

Buyers will now be able to pick from two headlight designs – the standard ones currently offered and those seen on the Spider

Alfa's £45,000 sports car is powered by a 237bhp turbocharged 1.7-litre four-cylinder engine and is capable of 0-62mph in 4.5sec.

It reputedly weighs just 895kg, thanks to the extensive use of lightweight aluminium and carbonfibre.

Read our Alfa Romeo 4C review here.

Our Verdict

Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa 4C is built to encapsulate all of the Alfa Romeo brand values

The 4C is Alfa's first true driver's car for decades, and it shows how brilliantly a small turbo four can go and sound in a lightweight package

Join the debate

Comments
8

18 March 2014
Good news. I always thought the fussy units they ended up with really spoiled the car.


18 March 2014
I have the same feeling about its chunky side mirrors on its doors. Not a subtle touch.

18 March 2014
New headlights are a good start, how about a V6 and a manual box?

18 March 2014
Quibble, quibble, quibble. OK, so the headlights have been fixed. Now the mirrors are the alleged show stoppers. Then you want a big heavy lump of a V6 to upset handling balance and destroy agility. Then a manual gearbox for no good reason...and so on and so forth. For goodness sake, if this beautiful, progressive Alfa upsets you so much, be a boring conservative luddite and buy a big heavy lump of a thing from elsewhere.

cheeky is good...up to a point!

18 March 2014
In fact I am very happy with my life, my incomes and my Mercedes cars. Any comment stylistically is very much a personal taste and Alfa should be happy that some people still care about an Alfa and read about it and make any comments! For any toy cars like this I would prefer to choose a manual gearbox like an Elise! Anyway hope to see some really good and better built cars from Alfa Romeo.

18 March 2014
Scotital wrote:
Quibble, quibble, quibble. OK, so the headlights have been fixed. Now the mirrors are the alleged show stoppers. Then you want a big heavy lump of a V6 to upset handling balance and destroy agility. Then a manual gearbox for no good reason...and so on and so forth. For goodness sake, if this beautiful, progressive Alfa upsets you so much, be a boring conservative luddite and buy a big heavy lump of a thing from elsewhere.
Tosh. See Lotus Exige.

rxl

18 March 2014
thank God they change it... now its can be a fully beautiful car!

18 March 2014
Scotital, there are many good reasons for a manual 'box, lighter weight being one

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • First Drive
    2 May 2016
    There's lots of work yet to be done, but the Aston Martin DB11's hardware has been signed-off. To experience it, we've driven a prototype
  • First Drive
    1 May 2016
    If you like Minis, going quickly and basking in the sun, then you're in luck; we've driven Mini's new John Cooper Works Convertible on foreign roads
  • Lotus Elise Cup 250
    First Drive
    29 April 2016
    The fastest, most track-focused and most expensive Elise ever made. It's simple, raw and immersive
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S
    First Drive
    27 April 2016
    Slick looks, open-top fun and 911 handling sound brilliant, but the Targa has historically trailed the Coupé. How does the new model fare on UK roads?
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d
    First Drive
    26 April 2016
    Jaguar's debut SUV wowed us abroad, but does it still impress as much here on the UK's roads?