The Alfa Romeo 4C has been chosen as the safety car for this year's FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

The Alfa Romeo 4C has been chosen as the safety car for this year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

Last week we found out the BMW M4 will be the MotoGP safety car for the 2014 season and now Alfa Romeo has announced the 4C will be fulfilling the same duties in WTCC. Its first appearance will be in the April 12-13 weekend for the first round of the season at Moulay El Hassan Circuit of Marrakech in Morocco.

One of the reasons why the 4C was chosen as this year's WTCC safety car is related to the "Most Beautiful Car of 2013" title obtained at the 29th International Automobile Festival of Paris. The mid-engined, rear-wheel drive lightweight coupe is described by Alfa Romeo as being a "supercar" although a 4-cylinder 1.75-liter turbocharged engine with 240 HP (177 kW) & 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) isn't really supercar territory.

Nevertheless, the 4C is one of the prettiest cars in its segment (especially if they do something about those headlights) and will soon receive a Spider cousin which is currently being previewed in Geneva by a concept (that doesn't have bug-eyed headlights).

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Alfa Romeo 4C selected as 2014 WTCC safety car