Alfa Romeo hasn’t sold a new car in the U.S. since the 8C and, for the most part, they haven’t been missed. But every now and again, even the most conservative of automakers puts out a wild model that we crave here in the States, but we are forced to watch from a distance since they are not typically available here. Fortunately, the 4C is not one that we have to watch from a distance, as all signs point to it making a run in the U.S. market in small quantities – about 2,000 of each version.

The details of the 4C are no secret any longer, as we know it features a 1,750 cc four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant that puts down more than 200 horsepower and hooks up to a dual-clutch automatic transmission. We also know that the drivetrain will launch this sub-1,873-pound sports car to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and up to a 155 mph top speed.

Yeah, we’ve got all of that stuff covered. What we are concerned with now is how this petite mean machine sounds. Well, omniauto managed to catch this beast on video at the Geneva Motor Show and it gives us an earful of sweet exhaust notes and the ominous whine of the turbocharger.

Have a look and listen to the video above and let us know just how excited it makes you for the 4C’s official launch in the U.S.


What do you think?
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  (1) posted on 05.7.2013

The exhaust sounds good - alot like my Fiat 500 Abarth, though not as loud smiley
Really hope it drives as well as it sounds and looks. Any idea when it might be released to the media for test drives?

  (548) posted on 04.12.2013

The car looks alright to me. The design, headlights and the sound of the engine seem very nice. I am little dizzy while looking at the interior because the camera did not hold still.

  (341) posted on 03.12.2013

I wonder if this car will spark interest in U.S...

  (346) posted on 03.12.2013

This amateurs videos are so funny and this one in particular. why did he/she filmed so close?! I cant understand anything.

  (349) posted on 03.12.2013

Sound good? Cause I can’t figure out. This is something that I never understood.

  (377) posted on 03.12.2013

Seems such a cute car and I, as a woman, I would be interested in it.

  (397) posted on 03.12.2013

interesting wheels I have to say, nbut they are a little bit girlish.

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