A special launch edition of the Alfa Romeo 4C has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, and is available to order from today. Costing €60,000 (£51,600), only 1,000 examples of the launch edition will be built, with 400 of those coming to Europe.
Finished in Carrara White or Alfa Red, the launch edition gets a carbon-fibre bodykit including a boot spoiler, door mirrors and headlight clusters finished in the same material. Darker alloys and front air intakes finish off the new look. A sports exhaust and firmer suspension settings are also included.
On the inside, the two sports seats are covered in a combination of fabric, leather and Alcantara, while the Alfa Red version gets red stitching on the steering wheel, handbrake and seats.
Although the car was revealed officially a few weeks ago, it’s not until now that Alfa has revealed power and performance figures.
The engine is the same 1.75-litre four-cylinder turbo as the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, but with an extra 5bhp taking the total to 237bhp. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via Alfa’s twin-clutch TCT transmission, controlled by paddles on the steering wheel.
The 0-62mph sprint takes 4.5 seconds, while top speed is ‘more than 250kph’ (155mph). Alfa’s DNA switch, which allows you to switch between different driving modes – Dynamic, Natural and All-Weather – has also been improved with a new Race mode that also activates a G-meter on the central display.
Prices for the standard 4C are yet to be announced, but will be revealed in the coming months. First deliveries of the 4C will begin in September.