Free at last! Perhaps they aren’t free, in fact they will be far from free and there will only be 1,000 coming to the most aggressive of Fiat dealers, but hey, that’s half of the production run world wide, so it makes sense for Fiat to blow half of their supply of the new Alfa Romeo 4C sports car on the car culture that is the United States. Alfa’s hiatus in the US started with the end of the 164 in 1995 and quietly ended in 2008 with a handful of $250,000 8C supercars being offered here in the US. The sale of what will likely be a soft alternative to the Porsche 911 should give parent company Fiat a good feel for how receptive the US market is to Alfa Romeos.
Between mid calendar year 2015 and now, Alfa will also start ramping up production of and will likely introduce a Maserati Ghibli-based sedan as well as what may be called the 2C, a small sports car or roadster with ties to the new Mazda MX-5. If you want one, be willing to shell out $55,000 for something that will likely cause fisticuffs at dealerships and rubbernecking.
-By: Sawyer Sutton