In case you want to buy one, be warned: only 1,000 to 1,200 units of the Alfa Romeo 4C will be imported to North America in 2014 and most of them, like we've previously mentioned, are already on their way to their owners. The least expensive 4C will set you back $53,900 including delivery and destination, while hardcore Alfisti can get the limited Launch Edition model for a too expensive $68,400. Even though it's powered by just a 1.75-liter inline-four engine, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C can get to 60 mph in just 4,5 seconds thanks to its low weight of just 2,315 lbs (1,050 kg) and fast shifting paddle-operated dual clutch transmission.
Due to the fact that the Italian marque hasn't sold anything on American soil through official channels since 1995, demand for the pricey mid-engined 4C is higher than Alfa Romeo expected. If this trend carries on through 2015, the automaker will award new franchises to dealers located in the U.S. and Canada. “It’s all based on performance. They’re judged based on sales performance, customer advocacy and service advocacy,” declared Peter Grady, head of network development for Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles.
If it all goes to plan, Alfa Romeo will have circa 300 dealerships in this part of the world five years from now on. We remind you that at the FCA Investors Day, Alfa Romeo's presentation hinted that the manufacturer will launch eight new models through 2018, including the 4C Spider which is set to be officially unveiled by 2015.