Rumor: Alfa Romeo 4C coming to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Alfa Romeo will mark its centennial this August at Pebble Beach, where it is a featured marque at the Concours d'Elegance. Rumors are saying that the company will be unveiling the 4C, a compact, lightweight sports car concept, during this event.

According to an insider from Fiat's headquarters, the 8C has had much success but that what they need right now is a follow-up model that's more affordable and can attract a wider customer base. It's believed that the 4C will not be built using high-end materials like carbon fiber and it certainly will not be equipped with a Ferrari-built engine.

Rather, the 4C is expected to be fitted with a highly tuned, 250-hp four-cylinder, which could be coupled with a rear transaxle as in the 8C. It is probable that instead of 500 units, there will be 5,000 examples made of this model.

It is also believed that the roadster will be followed by a coupe (or vice versa) and that prices would start from $70,000 (€50,000). The Alfisti in America doesn't appear to be longstanding and it could cut the excitement for the 4C.

The partnership between Alfa/Lancia and Chrysler can't exactly be considered a smooth one. And unfortunately, the crudely badge-engineered Chrysler (Lancia) Delta that was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show failed to impress.

US fans of the Alfa Romeo would have to wait some time for the final decision on whether it will return to North America. Last January, Fiat chairman Sergio Marchionne had said that the earliest that the decision will be made is within a year.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
While Honda’s new 2018 HR-V will be rolling out at the dealerships with just a few updates, the company is certainly not giving up its spot as the best-selling vehicle...
by - August 18, 2017
Like it or not, Chevrolet may soon be offering a cheaper Camaro in hopes of competing with Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang GT. Apart from the less expensive trim, the...
by - August 17, 2017
Recently, Porsche revealed a new Macan Turbo wearing a Performance Package and a unique Porsche Motorsport themed paint. At first look, it will remind you of the 919 Hybrid and...
by - August 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries