The End of Alfa Romeo Small Sports Cars?

December 22nd, 2020 by

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The Alfa Romeo 4C is making an exit, once the dealer supply runs out, sadly this is the end for the production of small sports cars for Alfa Romeo. The discontinuation of the 4C is a part of Alfa Romeo’s new strategy, which recently announced the abandonment of its sports car projects to address other issues in its line up. Despite the success with the Giulia and Stelvio, Alfa Romeo is not present in Europe with its compact SUVs and city cars.

“Since its introduction in 2014, the 4C has been a halo vehicle for Alfa Romeo, exciting enthusiasts around the world and spearheading the relaunch of the brand in North America, the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo is an instant Alfa Romeo classic that passes the torch to the next generation of iconic Alfa Romeo vehicles, including the upcoming Tonale PHEV crossover that will start production next year,” said Tim Kuniskis Global Head of Alfa Romeo

Leaving with a BANG!

In conjunction with the announcement of the 4C departure, Alfa Romeo has announced a 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo special edition trim, only manufacturing 33 units of this limited-edition 4C spider available in North America. It’s gorgeous and works as a fitting send-off to the mid-engine sports car that started Alfa Romeo’s return to North America. 

The 33 Stradale

The 1967 33 Stradale is an iconic Alfa Romeo that made its public debut at the Monza circuit on August 31, 1967, on the eve of the 1967 Formula One Italian Grand Prix. Handcrafted in Modena, Italy, the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo honors the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, the brand’s legendary mid-engine sports car. The 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo is finished in a new, exclusive Rosso Villa d’Este tri-coat paint inspired by the original. Coming standard with carbon-fiber trim, Italian flag mirror caps. Finishing it off with limited-edition plaques on the dash, door sills, and center console. Accompanied with gray-gold 5-hole alloy wheels (18-inch front/19-inch rear) and composite sports seats covered in black Dinamica® suede and tobacco (brown) leather. 

More on the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo

The 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo’s advanced technologies include a 6-speed Alfa twin-clutch transmission and all-aluminum 1750cc turbocharged engine with direct-injection, dual intercoolers, and variable-valve timing. With 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Achieving 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 160mph. Delivering a power-to-weight ratio of 10.4lb/hp. Alfa Romeo plans to add typically optional equipment as standard for this limited-edition car. Starting with a race-tuned suspension, Akrapovic dual-mode center-mounted exhaust,bi-xenon headlamps, rear wing,carbon-fiber halo, and much more. Pricing starts at $81,590 U.S. MSRP, including the Alfa Romeo destination Charge of $1,595. When you pick up your 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo, Alfa will also present you with a matching and numbered history book that tells the story of the 4C concept and its journey to production, and new technology. They may be easier to get than you think. If you want one, Alfa Romeo says to email them directly at [email protected]

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