The Goodwood Festival of Speed is just around the corner and Alfa Romeo has announced plans to stage the dynamic debut of the 4C Launch Edition at the annual event.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is just around the corner and Alfa Romeo has announced plans to stage the dynamic debut of the 4C Launch Edition at the annual event.

Set to be showcased during the "First Glance" run, the limited edition model is available exclusively in Alfa Red or Carrara White and features LED headlights, carbon fiber trim, a darkened rear diffuser and 18- / 19-inch alloy wheels. The car is also equipped with a sports exhaust system and a revised suspension that has retuned shock absorbers and a new anti-roll bar.

Interior changes are limited but include leather / Alcantara sport seats, an individually-numbered carbon fiber badge and red contrast stitching on models with the Alfa Red exterior.

Power is provided by a 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 240 HP (176 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. It sends power to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch transmission and a limited-slip differential. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 155 mph (250 km/h).

According to Alfa Romeo UK boss Damien Dally, "The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a spectacular celebration of motoring drawing automotive enthusiasts from all over the country and even Europe. What better event for the Alfa 4C to make a thrilling UK debut?"

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