According to industry sources, the initial plan is to sell the exotic mid-engined sports coupe at a few select dealerships that already handle Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ upmarket Maserati brand. Over the longer term, however, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has suggested that the Alfa Romeo 4C won’t be the lone Alfa Romeo, with other models under consideration for import and "better performing" Fiat dealers being allowed to participate in Alfa Romeo sales.
Future models will likely include the 4C Spider, which is expected to go into production
In the meantime, even at an estimated U.S. price tag of $60,000, Alfa Romeo 4C will still look like a comparative bargain compared to the Maseratis it’ll be sharing the showroom floor with. And it won’t lack for performance, either: the 4C features a turbocharged inline-four that churns out 240 horsepower in European trim, and its lightweight platform makes extensive use of carbon fibre to keep the curb weight below 900 kg. That allows the eye-catching little coupe to launch from 0-100 km/h in about 4.7 seconds, hit a top speed approaching 250 km/h, and scoot around corners with light-footed composure. The 4C is expected to go on sale in the U.S. during the summer of 2014, but Canadian availability had not been announced at press time.
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