Alfa Romeo has taken the wraps off the 2020 4C Spider Italia, a special edition whose main selling point is a bespoke paint, and the fact that only 15 will be produced.
Currently on display in Chicago, the special edition features a handful of unique touches including an exclusive Misano Blue Metallic paint job. The stylish body color is contrasted by piano black accents on the air intakes and rear diffuser. The car also has “4C Spider Italia” graphics with a tri-color design that pays tribute to the Italian flag.
Interior changes are minor, but buyers will find an aluminum dashboard insert with the ‘’4C Spider Italia’’ logo. There will also be an individually numbered plate on the center console. Other standard features include a rearview camera, cruise control and rear parking sensors.
Like the standard 4C Spider, the Italia edition features a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp (176 kW / 240 PS) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. That doesn’t sound like much, but the car has a carbon fiber monocoque chassis which enables it to weigh less than 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg). This gives the roadster a 10.4 power-to-weight ratio which allows it to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h).
Only 15 units will be offered in North America and Alfa Romeo says the special edition will carry a $5,000 premium over the standard 4C Spider. The Italian company declined to say how much that model will cost, but the 2019 4C Spider starts at $66,900 excluding a $1,595 destination charge.
Alfa Romeo is currently accepting reservations, but there’s no word on when deliveries will start.
Alfa Romeo’s Berj Alexanian has confirmed the 2020 4C Spider will start at $66,900 which means the 4C Spider Italia edition will retail for $71,900 (excluding a $1,595 destination charge). There’s no set allocation for US and Canadian customers as the special edition will be offered on a first come, first served basis.