The Alfa Romeo 4C Lives, Despite What You Might Have Heard

There’s a famous saying that “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” and that appears to be the case with the Alfa Romeo 4C.

Autocar and Motor1 are both claiming the car has been axed and the latter goes on to say the “manufacturer has officially stopped production.”

However, that simply isn’t true. We reached out to Jordan Wasylyk, who handles communications for Alfa Romeo and Fiat in the United States, and he said “The US 4C Spider is not cancelled and is still available for order.”

While that only applies to US models, it’s impossible to order a car that is no longer in production. As a result, fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Also Read: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Returns For 2020 With New Italia Special Edition

The 4C will live on now for, but there’s little doubt the model will eventually be phased out. The car was originally unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and a replacement has been absent from Alfa Romeo’s future product plans.

Speaking of the later, Alfa Romeo recently rationalized their future product plan and announced their intention to cut capital spending. This has resulted in the apparent of death of several previously announced models including a range-topping crossover and new versions of the 8C and GTV.

Instead, we’ll get facelifted versions of the Giulia and Stelvio in 2021. They’ll be joined by an all-new compact crossover, previewed by the Tonale concept, that same year. In 2022, Alfa Romeo will introduce a smaller crossover that will be offered with an electric powertrain.

Getting back to the 4C, the Spider features a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp (177 kW / 240 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h).

  • Diego

    What a great car….

  • Rivaldo

    Great news, for how long ?

    • my guess is until it no longer meets safety regulations


    I didn’t know that they stopped making it? Good news then?

  • TB

    It’s a great looking car…and from what I hear a good performer too. The only issue – No opening of that small front trunk.

  • Marcus Meyn

    I believe FCA was referring to killing off the next generation models. That would be the 4C and GTV.

  • kachuks

    Looks like future classic material.

  • Bob

    Genuinely surprised at how positive the comments here are.

  • Kapi19

    Well, the 4C is not perfect, as it has quite poor interior and visibility but it certainly drives and looks GREAT! ( Hate those spider headlights )

  • Foncool

    The 4C is built on a parallel line with the Maserati GranTurismo in Modena. GranTurismo production is ending this month and the plant is being retooled to produce a new model. Production of the 4C will probably end sometime during the retooling.

  • Kapi19 These ruined the car when it was unveiled, but luckily then, perfection when they added new lights

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