Whether intentionally leaked or not, the first official brochure of the all-new Alfa Romeo 4Chas found its way into cyberspace with Autoedizione credited with getting all the information into the public domain. To the meaty details then: As expected, under the hood sits a mid-mounted 1.75-liter (1,742 cc to be precise) engine rated at 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed dual dry clutch box. The two-seater weighs in at just 895 kg, with performance quoted at 0-62 mph in 4.5 secs and top speed at 161 mph. Economy is a respectable 34.6 mpg.
Alfa Romeo revealed the 4C at the Geneva Motor Show with a white exterior and carbon-fiber trimmed interior, dubbing it the Launch Edition. The limited edition model is also available in red, and after the first 1,000 models are sold buyers will have the choice of four other body colors: black, pearl white, silver, and another shade of red. Four alloy styles, from 17- to 19-inches in size come with a choice of four different colored brake calipers, while options include black wing mirrors, a bootlid spoiler and sports exhaust. Deliveries of the sports car are expected to begin early next year.