Following a 20-year hiatus, Alfa Romeo is officially back in the North American market as a mass-market automaker. And the model kicking off the brand’s triumphant return is the lovely Alfa Romeo 4C sports coupe. That said, some new details are in as AutoBlog reports that Alfa Romeo’s highly-anticipated 4C will unfortunately gain some weight, approximately 342lbs, to be exact. As it comes state side, this increase in weight can be attributed the differentiation in federalization standards for the inclusion of more safety tech and engineering. The total result is a dry weight figure of 2,314lbs.
The extra heft can be sourced specifically to a reinforced carbon fiber tub that allows for a more rigid structure. Either way, the Alfa Romeo 4C promises to be a potent mid-engined sports car, priced rather reasonably at $53,900 without factoring the $1,295 destination charge. There’s also a limited edition Launch Edition model, capped at 500 units total, starting at $69,695.
The 4C will be sold through the recently announced 86 franchised dealerships around the US and Canada.
– By: Chris Chin