The 4C will be driven up the hillclimb course during the event, which runs from 12-14 July. Alfa Romeo is also planning to bring the 4C’s spiritual predecessor – the 1960s 33 Stradale – over from its heritage collection in Italy to put on display, and to send up the hill.
When not in action on the track, both cars will also be on display on Alfa’s Goodwood stand, alongside technical exhibits of the 4C’s chassis and TCT twin-clutch gearbox.
The 4C is powered by the same 1.75-litre four-cylinder turbo as the Giulietta Cloverleaf, but with an extra 5bhp and 10Nm taking the total to 237bhp and 350Nm. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via Alfa’s twin-clutch TCT transmission, controlled by paddles on the steering wheel.
The Giulietta weighs 1,320kg and takes 6.8 seconds to sprint from 0-62mph. However, thanks to its small power advantage and weight of around 950kg, the 4C completes the same test in just 4.5 seconds, while its top speed is more than 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.