The Alfa Romeo 4C made its US debut last month at the 2014 New York Auto Show and will not arrive in the dealerships until June. Still, Alfa Romeo is already considering a more powerful version of the 4C as the chassis could handle more power. These words came from Alfa Romeo CEO Harald Wester, who added that the stiffness of the chassis is very high but the first adjustment would be the brakes.
For those who don’t know, the Alfa Romeo 4C carries a 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 237 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. Bolted to a paddle-shifting Alfa TCT twin-clutch gearbox that can push it from 0 to 60 mph in the mid-4 second range. Harald Wester also said that the engine delivers “only” 134 hp per liter, so there is plenty of space for more power.
The US version of the Alfa Romeo 4C also comes with plenty of tweaks and compared with the European version the standard base car in the US comes with more equipment. Apparently, European customers like the naked driving machine, while the US customers want more.
According to Wester, the monocoque of the front and rear frames are different, while the suspension was reinforced. In addition, new headlights are also new and were showcased on the 4C Spider, unveiled back in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Although the US pricing for the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C was not announced, we expect a starting price of $55,000 for the base version, while the fully equipped variant will cost around $70,000.