Alfa Romeo's U.S. launch has been delayed time after time, so it comes as little surprise that the company has suffered another setback.

Alfa Romeo's U.S. launch has been delayed time after time, so it comes as little surprise that the company has suffered another setback.

In a statement, Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau said the Alfa Romeo 4C will likely be launched in the second quarter of 2014. This, of course, is a few months later than the promised date of late 2013.

In related news, Auto Guide is reporting that Alfa Romeo's Davide Kluzer has confirmed the 4C will be priced from $54,000 in the United States. This would make it more expensive than the Porsche Cayman but significantly cheaper than the Lotus Evora.

As a refresher, the Alfa Romeo 4C has a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 HP (177 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a dual-clutch transmission that enables the 895 kg (1973 lb) sports car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 258 km/h (160 mph).

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