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Report: Alfa Romeo Planning 4C Sports Concept For Pebble Beach

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This year is Alfa Romeo's centenary and in honor of the occasion the automaker is planning a series of special events, including the unveiling of a brand new model on June 24, 2010--the automaker's actual birthday. This new model is expected to be a high-performance ‘GTA’ version of the 8C Competizione supercar but according to a new report we may also see a smaller sports car unveiled.

Alfa Romeo will be one of the featured marques at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and will reportedly unveil a new sports car concept called the 4C. Insiders have revealed that the new concept will preview a more affordable follow-up model to the 8C Competizione.

In keeping with its more affordable status, the 4C will eschew powerful engines and exotic materials like carbon-fiber in favor of components derived from Fiat-based vehicles. Expect to see a highly-charged four-cylinder turbo with around 250 horsepower and sending drive to the rear wheels via a rear transaxle.

If given the green light, production numbers could hover around the 5,000 unit mark and prices could start at roughly 70,000--not cheap but reasonable for rear-wheel drive Italian sports car.

[Automobile Magazine]

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  1. This is exactly the car I have been telling Alfa Romeo to produce! It should have a 2.5 liter Turbo-Multi-Air V6 (275 hp.) NOT 250 hp! It must fill a nitch where the Nissan 270Z and Porsche lives. If they can do it Alfa Romeo can! Just build it already! Sell it for $40,000.00! Not $70,000.00! Get back in the market and sell exciting cars. Raise prices in time. Build the customer base first!
     
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  2. Also, make at least 10,000 cars! No more novelty car runs!!! The Brera should be redesigned on the "EVO" Chassis! Make the Brera 6" wider and 1'-0" longer in wheelbase! The 159 must be totally redesigned again, use the "EVO" chassis. Make the new 159 at least 6" wider and 6" longer and lower the roof line. The new Pininfarina Duetto Spider is STUNNING!!!! Build it as the new Alfa Romeo Spider (225 hp. Turbo 4, 275 hp. Turbo V6)! Update and make the Mito wider and lower. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta is fine for now but the update in the future must have a redesigned nose with smaller lights and new sleeker front grill. Stay away from SUV models for at least a few years.
     
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  3. The styling of the beautiful (but tiny) Mito is shining through here. No bad thing IMHO.
     
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  4. FrankAlfa is right. No Alfa SUV's, please. Ghastly sort of vehicle. But it is good to see that Alfa is bubbling over with new ideas, models and offerings. That and the success of the MiTo bodes well for the future of the company.
     
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