The Alfa We’d Like in America: 4C

Although the Fiat 500 is a charming vehicle that brings a little bravo! to the American road, chances are there has to be more in the way of Italian style that Fiat, the majority owner of Chrysler, ought to bring to further nail its position as a style leader in the U.S. market.

Although the Fiat 500 is a charming vehicle that brings a little bravo! to the American road, chances are there has to be more in the way of Italian style that Fiat, the majority owner of Chrysler, ought to bring to further nail its position as a style leader in the U.S. market. Mind you, in terms of American sheet metal, the new Chrysler 300 is no slouch, nor is the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but there could be a big opportunity to carve out niches in the market that Chrysler hasn’t touched (or at least not since it had the Crossfire).

Our vote for the car that they should bring is the Alfa Romeo 4C—assuming, of course, that it goes from being a concept to a production vehicle.

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The car is an exquisite combination of carbon fiber and aluminum, which brings the curb weight to under 850 kg—1,870 lb. It has a 200-hp four-cylinder engine and a twin dry-clutch transmission. Its 0 to 62 mph time is under five seconds.

And just look at it. Bravissimo!