Posted Dec 28th 2012 6:28PM
Any time you open up your promotion for a new vehicle with the claim of a "car to end all cars," you better have the goods to back it up. If any automaker has said goods, it is Alfa Romeo. The brand behind the stunning 8C has promised a new car to debut in 2013. We all know that vehicle will be the 4C (a name which has been trademarked in America), which has been running ahead of schedule in development. With this teaser shot, it seems that a production version should be imminent. The report from Motor Authority, suspects that could be as early as the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
We've been enamored with the 4C ever since we saw the first concept for it at Geneva in 2011. Since then, we've heard word of convertible variants and various facts and figures, such as a sub-2000-pound curb weight, and a 1.8-litre mill. The low weight, combined with the claimed 200 horsepower could put the 4C's zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) times below four seconds.
As promising as this teaser is, our hopes of Alfa's tearing up North American roads have been repeatedly dashed by reports from the Italian brand. Time and again, Alfa's supposed entry into our market has been delayed. Let us hope that this new teaser serves as warning that Alfa Romeo's invasion is imminent.