The Alfa Romeo 4C has won the prestigious concept car award at the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance

The Alfa Romeo 4C has won the prestigious concept car award at the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance.

The victory for the 4C is particularly noteworthy as means it pipped the Aston Martin Project AM310 concept car to the award. The Aston project shows the look of the new DBS, which is due to go on sale next year. Last year, Aston won the event with its Zagato concept.

Alfa’s 4C was originally planned to make production next year, but it is now expected to be launched at the Detroit motor show in 2014 to promote the brand’s return to the US market.

The 4C will head a range that is set to grow over the next two years to include the five-door Mito, new Spider, Giulia saloon and estate (to replace the 159 range), a new compact SUV and the new 6C flagship saloon. A new Alfa Spider, based on the next generation Mazda MX-5, will be launched in 2015.

The 4C is expected to be powered by a new 230bhp version of Alfa’s 1750 turbo petrol engine.

 

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29 May 2012

Far better than any Ferrari or Aston Martin design of late!

29 May 2012

BenC30 wrote:

Far better than any Ferrari or Aston Martin design of late!

Aston Martin hasn't done any designs of late, they've changed nothing since the eary '90s! As for Ferrari, I think you either must have been on another planet for the last 8 years or else you ought to pop into your local Specsavers.

29 May 2012

Alfa 4C deserves it. It is such a beautifully designed car.. Hope it doesn't change much when the production units come out in 2013\14.

29 May 2012

Still 2 years away??


29 May 2012

It is a nice looking car...  but what about the Jaguar C-X16??

29 May 2012

Another fine Alfa nose design ... which will be duly ruined in the UK by plonking a huge ugly numberplate (on a huge ugly plastic plinth) somehwere off centre. Hasn't someone at Alfa the wit to make their design accomodate a number plate?

29 May 2012

Such a beauty, now a convertible version of this would be so tempting.

R32

29 May 2012

I'm surprised by this win for the Alfa for no other reason than the car seems to have been around for ages already.  Although not on sale yet it somehow seems quite familiar and that familiarity will no doubt increase given that the on-sale date is still 2 years away.  Why oh why do Alfa drag their heels so much when launching new models?

Still, it's a lovely looking car - especially in the silver "liquid metal"-type paint they've shown it in previously.

29 May 2012

Sadly. I was hoping for something more like a modern interpretation of the original TZ1. This a bit too messy for me.

  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

29 May 2012

Hasn't this 4C concept been doing the rounds for over a year now - how does it win a new concept award?

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