Geneva: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Debuts New Face

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Front

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show with a sexy new face, a canvas roof, and carbon fiber roll bars to keep the weight of the convertible in check.

The version of the 4C Spider revealed is still a concept, but likely much of what is on the vehicle will also see its way into the production version. They’ve made subtle but interesting design changes, as well as changes to accommodate the weight challenges of a convertible.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Rear

The carbon fiber headlights now have a clamshell design and there are 18″ wheels up front with 19″ wheels in back. The lightweight canvas soft top roof comes along with carbon roll bars as well as a carbon windscreen ring. This helped in keeping the weight of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider down to a respectable 2,200 pounds.

As for the engine, nothing changes under the hood from the 4C so you’ll find the same all-aluminum turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will do 0-62 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of over 155 MPH.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Side

It’s paired to a six-speed, dry dual-clutch transmission with a dual-stage central exhaust system with titanium and carbon tail pipes. There’s also a driver-controlled switch for adjusting the volume of the car’s exhaust note.

Expect to see the Alfa Romeo 4c Spider in its production form hitting showrooms in the beginning of 2015.

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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.