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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Australian price and specs

6 years ago

The svelte and sexy Alfa Romeo 4C coupe launches in Australia next month, with the brand’s Australian arm revealing what you’ll be charged for the privilege of owning a 4C.

It’s a vehicle Alfa Romeo is labelling a supercar – and even if the 4C doesn’t hit such highs, the basic list price of $89,000 should trigger a sharp intake of breath. That’s a fraction of the cost of other exotic Italian cars. The 4C is more focussed than luxurious – and with a sprint time to 100 of just 4.5 seconds, the Alfa is properly quick.

75 examples of a more generously-optioned Launch Edition will also be coming to Australia, priced at $109,000, before costs.

In base specification, the 4C’s list price is $89,000 – highly aggressive pricing for a vehicle Alfa Romeo is labelling a supercar. We wonder if it hits such highs, but objectively, the 4C offers breathtaking performance for a fraction of the cost of more exotic Italian models.

The Launch Edition adds a number of carbon fibre fittings, 18-inch matte black wheels, and red brake callipers over the standard 4C. A racing exhaust even more aggressive than the basic specification is also fitted to the special-edition car.

The special model will be the first to sell out, though, aimed at existing Alfa Romeo buyers. Of course, buyers of the $90k base can still look forward to the 1.7-litre turbo four producing 177kW and 350Nm, sitting on a part-carbon chassis and paired only to a dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddles. At just four metres in length and 1,025 kilograms, the 4C will be a genuinely entertaining drive.

The 4C launches in February.

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