In 2011, Alfa Romeo debuted an all-new sports car that it dubbed the 4C . Upon initial inspection, this beastly compact model looked to be more of a "future styling" concept, which means it will never see production. However, as time went on, Alfa Romeo decided to make the 4C a reality. Even better, Alfa Romeo plans to release the 4C in the U.S., making it the first U.S.-sold Alfa Romeo since the 2008 8C .
The 4C takes its name from Alfa Romeo’s storied racing tradition. The company first used the 8C and 6C names back in the 1930s and 1940s for both racing and road-going version. The 4C name is a clear indication that it has been inspired by the sports cars of yesteryear, like the 8C that it borrows the carbon fiber, aluminum and rear-wheel-drive configuration from.
Update 08/27/2013: A sales brochure leaked online and released a ton of new specifications options that we were previously unaware of. You can see all of the updates specicications after the jump. (Auto Edizione)
Updated 09/16/2013: Alfa Romeo finally dropped nearly all of the official details on the new 4C sports car. Click past the jump to learn everything there is to know about the Italian sports coupe.
Updated 09/23/2013: According to various reports the new Alfa Romeo 4C will hit the North American market in the second quarter of 2014. The model will be priced from $54,000 — $1,400 above a base 2014 Porsche Cayman . Prices do not include delivery charges. (AutoGuide)
Updated 09/25/2013: Alfa Romeo revealed a new video featuring the new 4C pushed to the limits by Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella. He speaks Italian, but its pretty easy to understand he was impressed by the new sports car.
Updated 10/25/2013: Alfa Romeo placed an online configurator for the new 4C sports coupe. You can now go online and choose the exterior and interior color for the 4C, choose between lots of options like wheels, brakes, headlights or tailpipes. Have fun!
To read more about the Alfa Romeo 4C and how it may stack up against the competition, click past the jump.