If you are in the need of some good news this Monday, I have a doozy for you. According to the Detroit News, the new mid-engined Alfa Romeo 4C will be on sale here in the United States this June. That means that a new carbon-fiber, Italian sports car will be on sale in just about three months. I fear I may be drooling a bit.
The original plan for mass dealer allotment has been altered, and the first batch of cars will only be making it to a select group of dealers. Official word is that the actual dealerships have not been selected yet.
When the dealerships are finalized, and the keys make it into customer hands, there will be plenty of carbon-fiber Italians blasting to 60 mph in under five seconds everywhere. It will be beautiful.
Alfa Romeos were supposed to be running rampant around American streets by this time, but there have been an uncountable number of delays. It seems that the time is finally arrived, and the Alfas have landed.
Click past the jump to read more about the Alfa Romeo 4C.
There are cars with amazing numbers, and then there is the Alfa Romeo 4C. It is billed as a high-end supercar, but it’s only powered by a 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It may make 240 horsepower, but that is far from a supercar number. Thanks to a construction that is almost completely carbon fiber, the little 4C only weighs 2,000 pounds.
With that incredibly low weight, those 240 ponies are enough to rocket the 4C to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, and it will carry the car all the way to a top speed of 160 mph.