Alfa Romeo vehicles are difficult to find in the United States. They stopped selling cars in the U.S. around the mid-1990s. Alfa Romeo enthusiasts were delighted when the car manufacturer announced its return to the U.S. By 2013, the Alfa Romeo 4C was introduced as being the first vehicle from Alfa Romeo to be mass-produced for the U.S. since 1995. There were some delays due to the 4C having to be modified to meet U.S. safety specifications, but 4Cs were finally shipped to the U.S. in 2014.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is very similar to the 4C coupe, but with some modifications. The most obvious difference is the 4C Spider is convertible. Surprisingly, the 4C Spider came out just as nice as the coupe, if not nicer. The top is lightweight canvas for simplicity, but still gained a little over 100 lbs. as a convertible. Because of the changes, there was a chance that the performance would suffer, but that is not the case for the 4C Spider. The car is equipped with a turbocharged 1.7 liter-four cylinder engine. This results in almost 240 horsepower and over 250 lbs. of torque. The Spider can reach 62 mph in 4.5 seconds. Some of the other modifications are cleaner headlights (compared to the 4C coupe), a center mounted exhaust system and a nicer leather interior with carbon fiber. The price of the 2015 4C hasn’t been announced yet, but it is expected to be over $55,000.