The question of the survival of the legendry sports car brand, Alfa Romeo has sprung up quite a few times in the last decade. The intention of the Italian auto marque, Fiat, which owns the iconic sports car brand, to refurbish the entire line of sports cars has been clear and this was reflected when the Alfa Romeo 4C concept was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show this year. The two-seater coupe did raise the eye brows of many auto enthusiasts and gave the sign of the re-launch of the brand in American market.
Mr. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat, seems to be pretty much confident about the launch of the re-entry of Alfa Romeo into U.S. The new car is expected to hit the U.S and European markets by the end of 2013 or early of 2014. The company sees this move as a stepping stone to increase its sales in the segment of its premium sports cars.
Alfa Romeo 4C, which was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, weighs less than 1000 kg and had its chassis built out of carbonfibre. The coupe is powered by a 1.7L turbocharged engine which is built out of aluminium for reduced body weight. The engine in the production version of this car is expected to generate maximum power of 237 bhp and the car may do a top-speed of 250 km/h.