New Alfa 4C is white lightning

08 March 2013
The brand new Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo has finally revealed what the first 400 European owners of its stunning new 4C car will get for their money.

An outlay of £52,000 plus registration fee, delivery charge and road tax will secure the lucky few the limited edition white launch version of the sports car.

Already unveiled in press photographs, the 4C is the model Alfa hopes will wow the US car market, with 500 units of a worldwide total of 1,000 heading across the Atlantic.

A breakdown of the 4C launch edition's vital statistics shows it is powered by a turbocharged, mid-mounted 1750cc four cylinder engine producing 236bhp which, combined with its low weight, allows it to go from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a possible 155mph. It also boasts a dual clutch TCT transmission and paddle-shifters.

The car tips the scales at just 895kg thanks to a light but formidable 65kg carbon fibre monocoque chassis that shifts the distribution of weight 60% to the rear.