Power comes from the same 1.75-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that's used in the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, but with an extra 5bhp taking the total to 237bhp. The only gearbox option is 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 are expect to be start at slightly below £50,000. The full UK spec and prices will be revealed in the coming months. First deliveries of the 4C will begin in September.