Alfa Romeo’s never-ending soap opera continues with Fiat’s poorly-considered plan to fight with Chrysler’s labor union. If the 4C ever does arrive in the U.S. in 2014, its launch editions will be some of the only cars on the roads without the updates planned for 2015.
New headlights, a targa version and a more-hardcore performance model are all in the cards for 2015.
According to a report coming from AutoEdizione, the next few years will bring some more interesting features for the new 4C: "There will be something to everybody’s liking, for example headlights which will resemble the ones we saw on the concept car in 2011."
The launch of the new 4C will be celebrated with one special edition called Launch Edition that will be focused on saving weight and getting the maximum performance out of the car. Next to this however, Alfa Romeo will also offer an even more sportier version built specifically for racing. There will also be an open Targa version, plus a few more interior updates and new headlights.
All we can say is that we’re really hopping that at least the standard 4C will arrive in the North American market. But with Fiat’s poor management and desire to empty Chrysler’s bank accounts, nothing is a sure thing yet.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C.
Alfa Romeo unveiled the production version 4C at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, after a first concept version was unveiled the previous year.
The 4C is powered by a new turbocharged, 1,742 cc, four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 2,100 and 4,000 rpm, with 80 percent of the torque available from 1,800 rpm. The engine is mated to an innovative Alfa TCT twin-dry-clutch, six-speed automatic transmission and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 160 mph.
For the U.S. market the 4C is rumored to be priced at a little over $50k.