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.

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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.

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

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