The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has only been on the market for a little over a year but a new report is indicating that slow sales have doomed the chances of a successor.

Citing AutoForecast Solutions, Autoline is reporting the next-generation of the 4C has been cancelled.  There's some debate as to whether or not this means both the coupe and convertible are getting the axe but, in either case, it doesn't sound too promising.

Alfa Romeo never expected the car to be a massive hit but U.S. sales have reportedly failed to meet expectations as the company has only sold 309 4C Spiders this year.  This is only 11 more than the Dodge Viper which is going out of production shortly.

If the report is correct, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider - and possibly 4C Coupe - will cease to exist in 2020.

As a refresher, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a high-tech and lightweight sports car which features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.  Those numbers don't sound terribly impressive but the car's lightweight design enables it to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 160 mph.

Source: Autoline

Gallery: 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider introduced with minor updates

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