Maserati Builds Another Alfa Romeo Sports Car

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Maserati will be lending a hand to baby bro Alfa Romeo when the brand launches its 4C sports car in 2013. Having previously been tasked with production of the ultra-low volume 8C, Maserati will handle the annual assembly of the 2,500 4C coupes, that will supposedly serve as a halo for Alfa’s U.S. re-launch (stop me if you’ve heard this one before).

Automotive News reports that the 4C will retail for 50,000 euro, or roughly $66,000 on the continent. A U.S. price point hasn’t been decided on. The 4C is expected to weigh a mere 1873 lbs, and use a 4 cylinder turbocharged motor displacing 1.8L with direct injection. The 8C used a 4.7L Maserati V8. 1000 units, split evenly between a coupe and a roadster version, were built from 2007 to 2007. A small number were sent to the United States, but they were sold through Ferrari and Maserati outlets, price between $250,000-$300,000.

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  • Noliebro Noliebro on Apr 13, 2012

    I think the $60k price point should work for them. That would put it about $10-15k over a standard Porsche Cayman and with only 2,500 built... buyers will pay extra for the exclusivity. Its also sexy and Italian.

  • Marcelo de Vasconcellos Marcelo de Vasconcellos on Apr 13, 2012

    the 8C was all kinds of awesome. This is even more crazy. If I had that kind of money lying around, I could be tempted. I mean a Porsche is cool and everything but its nowhere near as beautiful or crzay as this.

    • Th009 Th009 on Apr 14, 2012

      Crazy maybe, exotic yes, rare definitely ... but not beautiful in my eyes, at least.

  • Robc123 Robc123 on Apr 14, 2012

    This looks great- I really like the convertible mockups on the web. but I hope they don't cheap out the interior like the 8c. But if fiat has more say in this, I didn't mind the 500c interior.

  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on Apr 15, 2012

    What a gorgeous car. Looks like a Batmobile. I'll take two. I almost didn't post's after 2:30 AM eastern time and this site is super slow loading. No faster even in the middle of the night.