Mauro Pierallini, Fiat’s head of engineering for Europe has recently sat down with the guys over at Top Gear and shared a few things about the upcoming Afla Romeo 4C.

As the future “go to” car for the petrolhead, connoseur, enthusiast or whatever you want to call it, the small Italian car is attracting quite the interest.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Thankfully, Pierallini delivers some good news on what the Alfa Romeo 4C’s future holds. Before we go into specifics, I will say it’s hard to see how it could have been better.

To begin with, Fiat has sorted out most of the boring stuff such as business case and market placement and they are now ready to tell us everything about the Alfa Romeo 4C.

A production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C starts at a price which should be around £45.000 in Britain (some 70.000 dollars US). At first it sounds like a bit of a disappointment but as you read on, you find out it’s completely worth it.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

The production version will retain the look and interior of the concept almost entirely, it will ride on a carbon fiber tub, feature a lightweight skin and a final weight of less than 900 kg.

With that weight and Alfa Romeo’s 1.75 liter turbo four pot’s 230 horsepower, the power to weight ratio is better than some of the Porsche 911s.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

A convertible version will eventually be available and sales will start in 2013. I expect spyshots of the Alfa Romeo 4C testers to turn up all through next year.

Source: Top Gear

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