Alfa Romeo has shared a short teaser video for the 4C Spider Limited Edition model.

Alfa Romeo has shared a short teaser video for the 4C Spider Limited Edition model.

While the video doesn’t reveal much, we understand the Italian company will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Duetto Spider convertible. For this occasion, the carmaker is preparing a limited-run variant that is "coming soon". We can’t spot any design changes over the standard 4C Spider so far, but most likely the roadster will be getting some nice visual tweaks.

In its standard form the sexy Italian is powered by a 4-cylinder 1.75-liter turbocharged petrol unit generating 237 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission with two clutches. We expect the 0-60 miles per hour acceleration will remain unchanged for the special model at 4.5 seconds as no mechanical improvements will probably be applied.

The Duetto Spider remained in production for nearly three decades with the last example of the model being assembled in April 1993. The first generation of the cabrio was offered with 1.3-, 1.6-, and 1.8-liter petrol engines, all mated exclusively to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

In the next years the Spider was redesigned three times and the final facelift was presented in 1990. This was the first generation of the model offered with an automatic gearbox.

A total of 124,104 Spiders have been produced by Alfa Romeo and only 1,994 of them reached the North American market. An all-new successor was revealed in 1995.


Source: Alfa Romeo

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