The open-top version of the world’s loveliest sports car, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, will soon hit the American and Canadian showrooms, starting at $63,900. The car is produced in limited number though, so if you want one you’d had better already put your name down.
Those who are familiar with what the 4C Coupe offered do not need convincing that the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a more awesome proposition because it offers the same sense of pure driving joy with the added benefit of the wind in your hear and a more complete absorption of that sweet engine sound by your ears. What’s more, the Spider comes with better-looking headlights, so it’s sexier than the coupe as well.
Made largely from carbon fiber, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider features a fairly rubbish minimalistic interior and a 1,750cc turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But to shun this car because of its numbers would be a giant mistake, because it is exactly the waste-free nature of the 4C that makes it such an amazing driving machine. Performance figures aren’t that bad, either. You get 237 horsepower, a top speed of 160 miles per hour (mph), 0-to-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, 1.1 g of lateral acceleration and 1.25 g of maximum braking deceleration.
“Spiders have always been at the very core of the ‘Great Alfa Romeos,’ and our all-new 4C Spider builds on the brand’s motorsport and technology heritage for an open-air experience that is pure driving exhilaration,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo North America. “From its track-proven 1750 turbocharged engine, to its hand-laid carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the 4C Spider takes the innovation and ingenuity of the 4C and delivers an open-air experience without sacrificing any of its supercar-level performance and capability.”Alfa Romeo 4C Spider U.S. Pricing Revealed,