Despite rumors floating around of its imminent demise, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will stay around for the 2020 model year, officials from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have confirmed.
Alfa Romeo unveiled the limited-edition 2020 4C Spider Italia for North America with its limited production run of only 15 vehicles, during the press preview at the Chicago Auto Show. In keeping with the special color and badges, each car will be numbered.
Ben Lyon, FCA product expert, said the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia, which is hand-built in a factory in Italy, offers enthusiasts a chance to own a unique mid-engine design inspired by the brand’s legendary racing history and the essential sportiness embedded in the brand’s DNA.
The Alfa Romeo sold only 238 4Cs in 2018 and only two in January, according to FCA sales reports, leading to speculation that it might be dropped. Unlike its specialized sibling, the 4C Spider will enjoy a production run without limitations.
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The limited-edition 4C Spider Italia’s special standard features, include a Misano Blue Metallic exterior color that is reserved only for the limited edition, a piano black front air intake and rear diffuser, unique livery with dedicated ‘’4C Spider Italia’’ graphics, aluminum dashboard insert with ‘’4C Spider Italia’’ logo and a progressively numbered plate on the center console
It is powered by an all-aluminum 1750cc turbocharged engine with direct-injection, dual intercoolers and variable-valve timing, enabling supercar-level performance while weighing less than 2,500 pounds. The 4C Spider Italia delivers 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, powering it from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph.
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Handcrafted in Modena, Italy, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider offers eye-catching Italian styling that set it apart from any other car on the road and a state-of-the-art Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible 10.4 power-to-weight ratio.
A rear backup camera, cruise control and rear park sensors are standard equipment as well.
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With seating for two, panoramic views and an Italian performance-tuned engine and exhaust, the 4C Spider offer the most exhilarating experiences in motoring, Lyon said.