The Alfa Romeo 4C made its debut as a concept car at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. We will start with the bad news: while previous rumors suggested that the 1.7-liter turbocharged inline-four engines will deliver about 300 horsepower, it has now been confirmed that the 4C will, in fact, deliver a total of 237 horsepower.
The same source suggests the car will weight only 850 kg (1,874 lbs), though we're not 100% convinced Alfa Romeo had the money to develop such a light platform.
As for pricing, the Switzerland-based dealer stated that Alfa Romeo hopes to have a target price between $76,400 to $87,300 (€56,000 and €64,000). It is unlikely that pricing will be that high in America, especially if Alfa Romeo intends to be competitive with the Porsche Cayman, which has an MSRP of $52,600 in base form.
The 4C shares similar dimensions to the Lotus Elise S, but while the 4C concept weighed 850kg, the production model is likely to weigh in at around 1,000kg – slightly more than the Elise’s 924kg.