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Alfa Romeo introduces the all-new 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo introduces the all-new 4C Spider

The new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is set to make its European debut alongside the latest Alfa Romeo 4C Coup� at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The Coup� has undergone a number of significant changes for 2015, including more features as standard and a wider range of options. However, the new 4C Spider is predicted to steal the limelight.

The 4C Spider is noticeably different when viewed from behind, where its body-coloured engine cover, three heat extractors and rear spoiler are clearly visible. At the front, the 4C Spider is equipped with projector-style xenon headlamps as standard and a vibrant new Giallo (yellow) paint scheme joins the colour palette.

Built around an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre monocoque, weighing just 107kg, minimal structural enhancements were required to transform the Coup� into Spider. The main developments include a new aluminium rollover structure, which is nestled underneath the black "halo", a specially-developed carbon fibre windscreen frame and an engine compartment cross-member made from high-strength steel.

New performance features to debut on the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider include the optional Akrapovi titanium exhaust system, which is mounted centrally, and a new carbon-fibre air intake system. A number of new wheel designs will also debut on the 4C Spider in 17/18-inch (front/rear) or 18/19-inch sizes, finished in silver or black.

The 4C Spider will be powered by the same, all-aluminium, 240bhp engine as the Coup�. It has a top speed of 160mph and can hit 60mph in less than 4.5-seconds.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert