23. October 2013
Although there is some concern about whether the Alfa Romeo 4C is ever going to see the light of a factory floor (it is to be built at a factory in Modena, Italy, where Masaratis are produced), and then, more critically for those in the U.S., whether it will ever see the showroom floor (word is that the car will make it to the U.S. in April 2014—or later, but it is worth noting that there is a website where you can sign up for more information about it: http://4c.alfaromeo.com and the site does have the U.S. listed), apparently there is a 4C that is going to become available somewhat earlier.
The 4C IFD Bicycle.
Yes, a limited-edition, hand-crafted bike.
The bike was designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Center and Compagnia Ducale, so it’s not like they just took a bike and put a sticker on it.
The “IFD” signifies “Innovative Frame Design.” The objective was to create a frame that is light weight, so in addition to the structural design (unlike conventional bikes where the tubes are cylindrical, these are C-shaped in cross section), the material selected is carbon-fiber for the tubes—just like the material used for the chassis of the 4C car.
Word is that the bike will become available in European, Asian and American markets in December.