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.