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If you needed more proof of what an amazing car the new Alfa Romeo 4C is, you will get it this weekend when the car serves as the Safety Car at the Silverstone round of the FIM World Superbike Championship.

This will be the second time that British customers have the chance to see the 240-horsepower sports car in action, after its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed .

While we usually saw the base version in either red or white exterior paint, the new Safety Car features a white exterior paint combined with the red, white and green colors of the Italian flag that will run the length of the body.

This is the seventh year in a row that Alfa Romeo is the proud sponsor of the FIM World Superbike Championship and this year’s championship will help it to prepare the 4C for launch in the UK.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Alfa Romeo 4C.

Alfa Romeo 4C

To say that Alfa Romeo has already gotten its money’s worth with the 2014 4C can be construed as an understatement. The vehicle hasn’t even hit the market yet in the U.S. but the attention it’s received from all corners of the industry has been more than what Alfa Romeo expected when it gave the green light to the 4C.

Now, Alfa Romeo’s future lineup of models may owe its existence to the 4C after the company announced that designs of all future mainstream models will take inspired from the 4C.

That’s a pretty big deal for a small, yet agile, sports car that has caught everybody’s attention since it was introduced as a concept a few years ago.

Talking to Autocar, Alfa UK brand manager Damien Dally said that the architecture of the 4C, including its lightweight body and all-aluminum 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, will be used in future mainstream Alfa models. Dally stopped short of divulging more details, but you can definitely take his words with more than just a grain of salt.

The 4C has earned the kind of cache normally reserved for more recent and more esteemed brand models. It just goes to show that Alfa Romeo has, in all likelihood, a certified winner in its hands made more impressive considering that the model has yet to hit US shores.

Click past the jump to read about the Alfa Romeo 4C

Source: Autocar UK

There’s no denying that the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the most eagerly anticipated sports cars to come out of Italy these days that doesn’t carry the Ferrari badge.

That’s how much hype the sports car is getting; any news about it is definitely gonna catch the attention of a lot of people.

So with that much going for it, Alfa Romeo decided to give everyone a behind-the-scenes look at how it builds the 4C. And by "behind-the-scenes,” we don’t mean the sort of time-lapse videos that we’ve seen in the past; this one runs well over 8 minutes long and goes in-depth into the process from beginning to end.

It’s a fascinating watch to put it lightly, especially if you’re one of the many people who are anxiously waiting for the sports car to finally hit dealerships.

Trust us; this is a video that you should be watching in its entirety.

Click past the jump to read about the Alfa Romeo 4C

Source: YouTube
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YouTube user, Marchettino, was at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and brought us some pretty cool video. First, there was a CC100 Speedster revving its engine and now he brought us a video showing the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato starting up and revving its engine.

The Zagato TZ3 Stradale was built to celebrate Alfa Romeo’s centenary and is more American than Italian. That’s because the model is based on a Dodge Viper ACR . The model is powered by an 8.4-liter V-10 engine developing a total of 611 horsepower. You can get a good listen to the amazing noise this engine makes in the above video, as the driver was kind enough to tickle the throttle a few times.

The TZ3 Zagato was limited to only nine units, all of them were offered with a carbon-fiber body and a "Kamm-tail" that pays tribute to the classic TZ and TZ2.

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Yesterday, Marchettino was kind enough to bring us a video showing the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster revving its engine. Today, he followed that up by bringing a video of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera doing the same at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

If you are wondering why the Disco Volante has such a great engine sound, the answer is pretty easy: it’s based on the 8C Competizione which comes with a tremendous 4.7 liter V-8 engine. The engine delivers a total of 450 horsepower and is coupled with a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with electronic control and paddle-shift gear selection.

This amount of power is enough to sprint the Disco Volante from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and up to a top speed of about 181 mph.

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The British market received yet another special edition; this time it comes from the Italian automaker, Alfa Romeo , and it is called the Giulietta Collezione Limited Edition. The easiest way to distinguish it from the rest of the lineup is by its exclusive contrasting roof offered as a standard feature. The roof is painted matte Magnesio Grey on models donning a black body, whereas Alfa Red and Ghiaccio White models receive a black roof.

Along with the roof, Alfa Romeo offers special 17-inch titanium-finish alloy wheels, titanium-effect wing mirrors, darkened headlight surrounds and chrome door handles. For the interior, the Collezione Limited Edition adds black and red competizione cloth upholstery, and titanium-finish inserts on the doors, central console and dashboard.

The new Giulietta Collezione Edition can be ordered in four different engine configurations: 1.4 TB with 120 horsepower, 1.4 TB MultiAir with 170 horsepower, 1.6 JTDM-2 with 105 horsepower or 2.0 JTDM-2 with 140 horsepower.

On the British market, the model is priced at £18,265 (roughly $27,500 at the current exchange rates).

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

When it was promoted that Alfa Romeo , specifically the Giullieta , would have a prominent role in Fast & Furious 6, not a lot of people thought that the Italian automaker would take it to the next level.

Well, it did; and now we have the Alfa Romeo Giullietta Fast and Furious 6 Limited Edition. The model will be limited to only six units, which speaks to its exclusivity. It will only be sold in the UK via the Motor Village Marylebone in London and will come with subtle additions that will distinguish itself from other Giullietta models.

Each of the six models will get a numbered plaque that corresponds to each of the movies the hit franchise has had. Plus, the dashboard of each of the six models has been signed by the cast of Fast & Furious 6.

Powering these six special models is a 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower. This engine nets the Giullietta a 7.7-second 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time and a 218 km/h (135 mph) top speed.

“This is a very exclusive model taken directly from a blockbuster movie of global appeal," said Damien Dally, Head of Brand, Alfa Romeo UK.

"The Alfa Giullietta Fast & Furious 6 limited edition is a hugely exciting addition to our range, one we feel sure will appeal not just to fans of the films, but all those with a discerning eye for beautiful automotive styling."

Should you be interested in one of the six models, be advised that a lot of people are too. So get to stepping and prepare ₤25,675, which is about $39,100 based on current exchange rates.

Click past the jump to read about the Alfa Romeo Giullieta

If you’ve seen the trailers for Fast and Furious 6 - really, who hasn’t? - you probably noticed that one of the cars that was used in the movie is none other than the Alfa Romeo Giulietta .

It might not be the first car you associate with being “fast and furious,” but the Giulietta does have a lot of appeal to it; enough of it, at least, to be featured in a series of new promotional ads for the upcoming blockbuster.

Notice that one of the Giuliettas used in the posters is all sorts of banged up. We reckon that it’s the same one that was used in the movie; after all, you can’t really expect a car like the Giulietta to get subjected to that kind of beat down unless Vin Diesel or one of his crew was driving it.

Ultimately, it’s a good promotional tie-up for Alfa Romeo , particularly for a brand that’s looking to reestablish itself as a serious player in the industry.

And what better movie franchise to hitch your proverbial wagon on than Fast and Furious?

Click past the jump to watch the final trailer of Fast and Furious 6 and another video showing the Giulietta’s involvement in the movie

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The recently launched Maserati Ghibli is said to open a new chapter in larger premium models for both Maserati and Alfa Romeo .

The latest rumors suggest that Alfa Romeo could also unveil a new luxury sedan based on the same platform as the new Ghibli. The model could be named "6C" and while the Maserati model is more luxury-focused, the Alfa Romeo one will be a little bit sportier.

The new 6C is said to come two body versions: a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. The sedan version will arrive in 2015 as a 2016MY and Alfa Romeo hopes to sell a total of 40,000 units a year.

Under the hood, the upcoming 6C will most likely retain the same engines developed in cooperation with Ferrari, which includes: a new twin-turbo V-6 and a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel. However, unlike the Ghibli, the new 6C will not be offered with a ZF eight-speed transmission. Instead, Alfa Romeo will get the same innovative dual-transmission all-wheel-drive system we have seen in the Ferrari FF .

Read more about the Ghibli after the jump

Source: CarAndDriver
Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C sports car is drawing attention from all corners of the auto industry. According to AutoExpress, it’s even piqued the interest of its sister company, Maserati.

Following on its plans to sell 50,000 vehicles a year by 2015, the Italian automaker, or at least its boss Harald Wester, also said that a variant to the 4C sports car could very well be in the cards too.

"It’s a nice idea," Wester said when asked by AutoExpress about Maserati’s plans.

With the new Ghibli joining the ranks of the Quattroporte , the GranTurismo and the GranCabrio in Maserati’s ranks, questions on whether the automaker spreading itself a little too thin aren’t unjustified. And don’t forget the Levante SUV, which is scheduled to be unveiled next year.

But if there’s an entry level in Maserati’s future, it couldn’t have picked a better one than the Alfa Romeo 4C.

Click past the jump to read more about the Alfa Romeo 4C

Source: AutoExpress

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