Summer has just started and what would summer be without a gorgeous, topless car? That was precisely Alfa Romeo’s though process and after years of promises, it’s finally making a much-awaited return to American Shores. The Roofless Alfa Romeo 4c Spider is being rolled into showrooms at somewhat of a hefty price: $65,495 (delivery costs included).
But is the exquisite Alfa Romeo 4C Spider worth the cost?
If practicality is what you’re looking for, the Alfa Romeo isn’t the best pick. But regardless of the impracticality, the 4C Spider is an exceptional car which now features a removable fabric top. At more than $10k more than what its closest sibling would cost, the 4C Spider is coming close to what a Porsche Boxster would cost.
Of course, Alfa Romeo’s creation doesn’t come equipped with a third pedal option, but despite these apparent setbacks (including storage space and comforts), there are more than enough reasons to set this automobile apart.
Visually, the Spider is a sight for sore eyes: the carbon fiber windshield frame sets the car apart from other similar cars, while a carbon fiber halo creates a roll hoop surrounding the passenger compartment. The car, weighing 2,487 pounds is only two dozen pounds heavier than its fixed roof counterpart.
Enthusiasts may also enjoy the 4C Spider’s unparalleled manual steering, which includes twin-clutch transmission as well as all-adjustable drive modes, and its 1.75 liter in-line four turbocharged engine (with direct-injection and intercooling). The feather light car, with a remarkable power-to-weight ratio will blow your socks off.
That means that the 4C Spider manages a zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds (which is impressive to say the least) and a maximum speed of 160 miles per hour.
Its unique fabric top is easily removed as it folds together with the solid rails into a bag in the trunk. The only downside is that the top then takes up the majority of the Spider’s storage space, so instruct your lovely companion to pack lightly for your next trip.
Customers have multiple options when ordering the car, including four different exhaust options. Whether you go for the racing option (equipped with trick concentric tips) or for the titanium or dual-mode exhaust is up to you.
The Romeo’s signature wheels are, of course, a package-deal. Though the five-hole wheels are available, customers can also choose from four new designs (ranging from 18 x 7.0 inch to 19 x 8.5 inch).
Colors are also no issue: though there are only two wheel color options (grey and silver), customers are able to choose exterior options to suit their needs, including black, white and red, Rosso Competizione, Madreperla or the Giallo Prototipo Yellow.
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