There are a handful of cars we've really looked forward to over the past several years--the new 911 and Cayman, the new Corvette Stingray, and, a bit farther from the beaten path, the return of Alfa Romeo to the U.S. in the form of
, enticing light weight (even if it will weigh about 200 pounds more
here in the U.S.), and impressive power stats from a small four-cylinder turbo engine all make the Alfa 4C an interesting car. And now, even better, a surprisingly affordable one.
According to Road & Track
, from the Alfa 4C's launch event this week, the new pint-sized supercar will start at just $54,000 in the U.S.
That's a bit more expensive than Porsche's junior sports coupe, the Cayman, and the 2014 Corvette Stingray
, too, but it's considerably cheaper than we might have expected.
Of course, only a small allotment of the 3,500 total 4Cs to be built each year will end up in the U.S., and that scarcity may well drive the real-world price up beyond the base sticker--but even then, it's the least expensive carbon fiber monocoque car you can buy in America.
So, what would (or will) you do with your $54,000? Go German, stay American, or risk it all on Italy