Exclusive 'Launch Edition' 4C to cost £52,000, capable of 0-62mph in 4.5sec

Alfa Romeo has unveiled its 'Launch Edition' model of the new 4C sports car.

Costing €60,000 (approximately £52,000), the Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition is distinguished from the normal car by additional carbonfibre trim, white or red paint, distinctive badging, bi-LED headlights, a rear aluminium diffuser with a dark finish and large burnished alloy wheels.

It also includes coloured brake calipers, a racing exhaust system, an aftermarket air cleaner, a specifically calibrated suspension system, additional front air intakes and minor interior changes.

Powered by a 237bhp turbocharged four-cylinder Alfa Romeo 1750 TBi engine, coupled with Alfa's TCT dual-clutch transmission, official figures state that the 4C can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds. Its top speed is "in excess" of 155mph.

Only 400 will be available in Europe, Africa and the Middle East; 500 will be sold in North America and 100 in the rest of the world.

Each Launch Edition additionally grants the buyer the opportunity to take part in an event in Italy that includes a driver training session.

The Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition is available to order now for around £52,000. Pricing for the standard 4C has yet to be announced but it's thought to be less than £50,000.

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6 March 2013

Standard, what's standard then?,those who spend this kind of cash,aren't going to be put of by a few grand more.

Peter Cavellini.

6 March 2013

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Standard, what's standard then?,those who spend this kind of cash,aren't going to be put of by a few grand more.

Maybe those " who spend this kind of cash" don't want the 'non-standard' white or red or maybe they won't want a racing exhaust system therefore they can save themselves £2000 and have the base car.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

6 March 2013

I really do wish Alfa well with this car, but I can't be the only one to think this is over priced, am I? I'm no fan of the Cayman's same again looks, but it gets fantastic reviews, and its 10k less. Or, for less than 7k more, you can order a base spec Jag F-Type

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10 May 2013

This is very silly in my opinion,£52k for this,buy a Boxster for

£37-£45k and blow this thing off the road,no problem.

Or buy a Megane 265 cup,£25k, as the every day car and the Morgan

Three Wheeler as a fun car for £25k and have £2k change.

A much better way to send £50k in my opinion. 

10 May 2013

kdwilcox wrote:

This is very silly in my opinion,£52k for this,buy a Boxster for

£37-£45k and blow this thing off the road,no problem.

Or buy a Megane 265 cup,£25k, as the every day car and the Morgan

Three Wheeler as a fun car for £25k and have £2k change.

A much better way to send £50k in my opinion. 

What if I don't want a Boxster, What if I already have a Boxster, why does the alternative always have to be a Boxster. There is no rational way to spend 50k on a car because ultimately there is no need to spend even half that amount on a car.................... I think you may have missed the point.

10 May 2013

Absolutely. I for one would rather buy this over a Cayman anyday. Far more  beautiful to look at and exclusive. It is bound to be a future classic. The 1750 four had me thinking, but having heard this little teaser, all is well!:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BosIhsvw0Jk

It also does well to satisfy those who are obsessed with meaningless performance figures, it has a higher power to weight ratio than the Cayman S, let alone the base versions. 

 

10 May 2013

Firstly what's going on with those headlights and steering wheel... The wheel reminds me of a Ford KA's...

I bet they make more than 400.... Renault Clio Williams anyone??? 

Price... Far to dear I'd be in a Porsche before I bought one of these or more likely a new F-Type.

This car is clearly for foreign shores not for the UK (price wise) It's the same with the new F-Type far to dear but the Chinese will lap it up.

Hurry up with the new spider Alfa please and make sure Mazda do the build quality. 

 

10 May 2013

This is ball achingly pretty, but gut wrenchingly overpriced. Before options as well. Out of my league I think......

10 May 2013

I cant wait for topgear to pit this against bullet train and a cross chanel ferry then repeatedly drive it through tunnels with the windows open!

Andy Pasti

10 May 2013

They have screwed it up with hideous hedlights seeminlgly encased in some dark tupperwear.

So long for the carbon tub when you have tupperwear headlights...

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