2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Finally Marks Iconic Italian Brand's Return to the US

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After what seemed like an eternity, Alfa Romeo finally landed its brand new sportscar on American soil. The 4C's debut at the New York Auto Show is a big deal for Alfa fans, who have been waiting for this car and other like it for a very long time. It certainly doesn't disappoint, already showing the 2015 model year upgrades that include fresh headlights.
A sportscar that goes back to the grass roots era of Alfa Romeo, the 4C is built using the latest technology. Its carbon fiber tub is just one of the numerous weight-saving measures which make this the featherweight of the segment. Come delivery time, US customers can expect a a new 4-cylinder turbocharged 1,750cc engine, similar to that of the Giulitta QV, but featuring an all-aluminum block.

We've known that for a while now, but what we didn't know is the engine's power rating, which for the US is 237 horsepower. Using the Alfa DNA switch, you can select one of four distinct driving modes, the most hardcore of which ensures

The 4C marks the end of a 22-year hiatus in the US for the iconic Italian brand. To mark its return, 500 examples of the car will be sent off into the world with added kit that includes the following:

  • Alfa Red, Rosso Competizione or Madreperla White exterior paint
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED illuminated daytime running lights
  • Carbon fiber rear spoiler and mirror caps
  • Aluminum rear diffuser
  • Race suspension tuning with front- and rear-sway bars and performance-tuned shock absorbers
  • Racing exhaust
  • Staggered 18-inch (front) and 19-inch (rear) forged wheels painted in Dark Gray
  • Red lacquered brake calipers
  • Sport seats with black microfiber
  • Leather-wrapped instrument and door panels
  • Red or White interior accent stitching on the instrument panel, steering wheel, handbrake, floor mats and door handles
  • Serialized “Launch Edition” plaque

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