Alfa Romeo 4C Spider spotted in Spain – Spied

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The concept is going to production with only minor changes.

The production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was spotted at Úbeda, Spain for what seems to be an official photo shoot. The photo shoot also has an Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider in the background to pay tribute to their great tradition of sports roadsters. The 4C Coupe was the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo for a re-entry into the United Sates market and all indications suggest that the Spider will launch at the Detroit show in January.

Alfa Romeo 4C spider side spied
The 4C Spider could have its debut at Detroit next month.

The production version has changed very little from the concept that Alfa Romeo showed us at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The main change comes from the exhaust system in the concept, which had the mufflers in the central position while the production has them at both ends of the diffuser, as in the coupe.

The mechanicals are also expected to be similar to the Coupe: A 1750cc TBi direct injection turbo producing about 240 bhp mated to a six speed dual dry clutch transmission. The engine is centrally positioned with a rear wheel drive configuration to achieve a 40:60 weight distribution. All this power in an aluminium subframe attached to a carbon fibre monocoque for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds.

Alfa Romeo 4C spider interior spied
The Spider will borrow its mechanicals from the Coupe.

Also read: BMW 3 Series rivaling Alfa Giulia to launch next year

Beauty and brains: In 2013, the 4C completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in 8 minutes 4 seconds, breaking the speed record for all production cars with engines producing under 250 bhp. No wonder the 4C is used as an Official Safety car of the SBK Superbike World Championship.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept – Image Gallery

[Check out more images of the production 4C at DiarioMotor]

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