Alfa Romeo 4C concept

Alfa Romeo 4C convertible coming in 2014

Alfa Romeo will be building a convertible version of the 4C that will be introduced after the coupe makes its way back into the U.S. market next year.

Alfa Romeo will make its first introduction back into the U.S. market with the 4C coupe sometime next summer. Reports say that a convertible variant will be built and will arrive a year after the coupe makes its debut. The launch date of the coupe has been moved up and is expected to arrive on U.S. shores next summer. Sources have confirmed that the soft top version of the 4C will arrive a year later in the summer of 2014.

The Alfa Romeo 4C pictured above made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. The 4C coupe and convertible will be a rear-wheel-drive lightweight sports car powered by an aluminum block 1.7-liter, direct-injected turbo four-cylinder. The coupe is expected to weigh in at around 1870 pounds with the drop top weighing slightly more. The turbocharged engine could produce as much as 250 horsepower when it reaches production. Weight distribution is reported to be 40-percent front/60-percent rear, with the engine mated to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

Lightweight carbon fiber body

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Even though I'm into electric and plug-in hybrids, I'm also a great Alfa Romeo fan and can't wait for this little jewel to give our German friend some friendly competition :) Now how about an electric or PHEV version of it?

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