By   February 10, 2015

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is an open-aired version of the lightweight Italian sports car. The 4C in many ways is similar to the Lotus Elise. It is a mid-engined sports car the doesn’t lug around more than is needed.

The car may not be the most powerful machine, but thanks to its lower weight it manages very good performance. It is also a more affordable Italian sports car than a car from Ferrari, Lamborghini or Pagani.

Exterior

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Styling

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has a very Italian look. It wears that traditional Alfa grille and has smooth flowing lines. The car is sculpted into a work of art.

The front facia has large air intakes and the lines flow to the slightly raised fenders. Follow these lines to the side of the car and you find more purposeful air intakes behind the driver’s door.

Behind the rear glass you have air-outlets and a small spoiler molded into the trunk / engine cover. The rear end is capped off by the round taillights and the dual exhaust.

Interior

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Interior

The 4C Spider’s interior is Spartan, but pleasant. It has Leather touches and the flat bottom steering wheel adds to the sporty feeling of the car.

Everything is of a decent quality and it is driver focused. Don’t expect too many frills as the majority have been passed on to help keep the weight down.

Drivetrain

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Drivetrain

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is powered by a turbocharged inline 4-cylinder direct fuel inject engine. All of this gives the small performance car 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet or torque.

While by today’s standards that doesn’t sound like much, thanks to the cars low weight it can launch from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and can keep going all the way to 160 mph. This makes it great for the road and the occasional track day.

Pricing

Official pricing will be announced closer to the car’s release. However, expect for it to cost just a bit more than the Coupe which starts at $53,900.

Conclusion

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Side

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is an agile sports car with Italian styling. The open-aired vehicle is a pretty quick car, but you do give up some of the luxury amenities. The questions is, will buyers want the Alfa over a Porsche Boxster S which starts at a lower price, has more luxury amenities and similar performance figures.

Desktop wallpaper of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Three Quarter