Alfa Romeo has already released a couple of videos
featuring the new 4C sports car
with its engine running, though it’s unclear how much of the exhaust note is from the original car versus what has been created inside a studio.
This latest video shows the car on the street and features the sound you’re likely to hear when seeing the 4C in person.
It was taken by the guys at OmniAuto
prior to the 4C’s debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
For the most part, the car is only idling, but in the few instances when the driver presses the pedal the exhaust note of the car’s meager 1.75-liter engine sounds very sporty.
The video also gives us an up-close view of the 4C’s minimalist cabin.
The 4C, which goes on sale at the end of this year, initially in its ‘Launch Edition
’ trim, is a mid-engine, two-seat sports car built around a carbon fiber monocoque structure. Power comes from a turbocharged and direct-injected 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine, which is rated at 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and paired to it is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
While pricing for the U.S. market is yet to be announced, a final figure around the $60k mark is expected. That may be steeper than originally anticipated but still a bargain when you consider the car’s specifications and exclusivity.
The 4C will initially be sold through top-ranked Fiat dealerships in the U.S., and only around 1,000 cars are expected annually.