Whilst Ferrari and Lamborghini carry the torch of bringing Italian supercar passion to the world, Alfa Romeo is the bearer of Italian automotive passion for the more mainstream buyer. This 111-year old company currently produces compact and executive-sized cars, SUVs, and sports cars. In 2013, Alfa Romeo showcased its small sports car called the 4C. The 4C was produced until 2020 in Coupe and Roadster forms. 4C means ‘four-cylindro’ in Italian, referring to its powerplant. This is a 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Launch Edition, of which only 500 were produced for North America, and this is example number 251. It comes from Florida with just 9,950 miles on the odometer. Two keys and a red car cover are included in the sale as well, so if you’re in the market for a modern Italian sports car, this might just fit the bill.
When the 4C Concept was previewed to the world in 2011, it received the accolade of ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’ by German magazine Auto Bild, and won their design award as well. This 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Launch Edition is proof of why it was deemed worthy to win, with its stunning looks and Rosso paintwork, which is one of the four Launch Edition-specific colors. Carbon fiber exterior mirrors and red brake calipers are part of the Launch Edition goodies, that also include bi-LED headlamps, dark painted rims, and additional air intakes on the front. Venture aboard and you are greeted with a black interior featuring racing leather and microfiber. This car has never been modified except for the head unit which has been replaced with a Pioneer aftermarket one and aftermarket back-up camera installation. The original head unit is available and included in the sale. It’s also got the Customer Preferred Package 22M installed, as well as the Premium Speaker Package, Parksense rear park assist system, cruise control, security alarm and tire pressure monitor display. The red contrast stitching on the steering wheel and air vents are also a Launch Edition trait.
As you may guess, this 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Launch Edition is powered by a four-cylinder engine, but not just any humdrum four. It’s Alfa Romeo’s 1750TBI, a 1,742cc turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine with dual variable valve timing. The power output is 237hp at 6,000rpm whilst a maximum torque of 258lb-ft is provided between 2,100 and 3,750rpm. Driving the rear wheels via a six-speed Alfa TCT Dual Dry Clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting possible via steering-mounted paddle shifters. Couple that with the launch control, and a zero to sixty time of 4.5 seconds is possible, with some testers reporting 4.2 seconds! The top speed is 158mph. This Launch Edition example also comes with factory race-tuned suspension and sport-tuned dual exhaust to hear the engine’s song better. Vented Brembo disc brakes on all wheels ensure the stopping power matches the go factor.