While we are waiting for Alfa Romeo to announce a timeframe for the release of the 4C Spider, let’s get a bit ahead of ourselves and ponder what would the hard-core RS version of this fine Italian sports car be like. In case you didn’t know, the 4C will be getting yearly upgrades, each of them bringing something new to the table.
The next variant, of course, will be the Spider version. But after that we will get the Alfa Romeo 4C RS; a hotted-up, stripped-down model designed mainly for track work. Here’s a very nice rendering of what it might be like, and as you can see, it looks properly awesome.
What we have here is a 4C with the sport credentials turned up to eleven. You get lower ride height, bigger wheels, larger air intakes, and, presumably, a wing at the back. Then there is the two-tone color and the headlights from the Spider concept, which we know for a fact is going to be offered for the Coupe as well.
The track-oriented Alfa Romeo 4C RS will probably be stripped-out inside the cabin as well. I know, it is not like the standard 4C has a posh interior, but with cars like this every gram counts. So be prepared to get even skinner seats and probably no air con.
As for the powertrain, it is not likely for the Alfa Romeo 4C RS to get a bigger engine, like a V6. But it could be powered with a bigger four-pot than the current 1,750cc unit with up to 300 horsepower.
Rendering by Jon Sibal via Top Gear