Alfa Romeo 4C Unveiled, Coming Stateside!
This is not the first time we've said this, but while American car enthusiasts waited anxiously for the new Corvette, petrolheads the world over have held their collective breath for a much greater prize. The Alfa Romeo 4C has finally arrived and here is what you need to know: It is incredibly light, painfully beautiful, and it is coming to the US! Like the 2011 concept, it is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seater. It features a 1750cc turbocharged inline-4, sending power through a TCT sequential gearbox (paddle shifters). The turbocharged unit features an ingenious scavenging control system which is said to eviscerate any turbo lag. No word on power numbers yet.
The 4C name draws from a long line of Alfa-neumeric (see what we did there) naming conventions, like the 6C and 8C before it. The 4 in 4C refers to the fact that the car is less than 4 kilograms per horsepower, which is an impressive feat of power and agility. You can thank a 100% carbon chassis for that ratio. The 4C will be built at Maserati's Modena plant and will be available for purchase in 2013. Oh, by the way, it IS coming to the United States. PHOTOS: See more of the 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C