Apart from the 4C sports car – already a stunner in factory production form – Alfa Romeo has also introduced a limited edition of the same car at the ongoing Geneva motor show. It’s called the 4C Launch Edition, and order books are open at a starting price of €60k (RM243k).
Only 1,000 cars will be built. Of this number, 500 will go to North America, 400 to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the remainder to the rest of the world.
The bodykit, spoiler and door mirrors are finished in carbon fibre. The bi-LED headlamps get a dark surround, while the front air intakes, rear diffuser and alloy wheels are also darkened. An Alfa Red or Carrara White paint job strikes a contrast to all that black, while the brake callipers are specially painted.
Inside the 4C Launch Edition, a choice of leather, fabric or Alcantara can be had for the seats. There’s red stitching on the handbrake, steering wheel trim, sports seats, handles and mats.
But it’s not all show and no go. Performance enhancements include a BMC air filter, a custom suspension setup, racing exhaust and rear anti-roll bar.
No changes to the regular 4C ‘s “1750” turbocharged four-cylinder engine here, which Alfa has officially confirmed sends 240 PS and 350 Nm to the back wheels via a twin-clutch six-speed TCT gearbox and a limited-slip diff. Like the regular 4C then, the 4C Launch Edition will hit 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 250 km/h.