February 9, 2016,
Auburn Hills, Mich.
With racing heritage, style and advanced technologies, Alfa Romeo vehicles have always been one of the most desired among collectors and enthusiasts, and now the classic car experts at Hagerty are highlighting the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider’s stand-out combination of Italian design and handcraftsmanship, race-inspired technologies and supercar level performance – by adding the open-air two-seat sports car to its Hot List of future collectible vehicles.
“At a time when many vehicles are growing increasingly larger and more sophisticated, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider offers a refreshing alternative with an extremely lightweight and simple roadster,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “It provides the same amount of fun as far more exotic and pricier vehicles.”
The 2016 Hagerty Hot List represents the most collectible cars under $100,000 to buy today. In order to be selected by Hagerty experts for their annual Hot List, a vehicle must deliver the joy of driving today, will continue to further every gearhead's love of driving and become collectible in the future.
“We are honored that our Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was named to Hagerty’s Hot List of future collectible vehicles,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo North America. “This recognition is also confirmation that a carbon fiber chassis, mid-engine setup, incredible driving dynamics and seductive Italian design will never go out of favor.”
Adding excitement and further collectability for 2016, Alfa Romeo is offering even more personalization options, which amplify the 4C Spider’s advanced technology, race-inspired performance and seductive Italian style.
Further highlighting Alfa Romeo’s use of state-of-the-art carbon fiber technology, the all-new carbon fiber halo offering elevates the 4C Spider’s technical look, while highlighting its exclusive carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and windshield frame. For an added touch of exclusivity and technology, a new Carbon Fiber Trim Package appoints the lightweight material on the instrument panel and shift bezels, instrument cluster surround and vent surrounds.
For a bespoke look that emphasizes 4C Spider’s Italian style, Alfa Romeo is now offering a premium leather interior with Tobacco and Black sport seats paired with a Black leather interior detailed with Tobacco accent stitching.
For hardcore motorsports enthusiasts, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will offer an all-new Akrapovič dual-mode exhaust system with Alfa Romeo’s signature resonant sound. Developed in cooperation with the racing exhaust experts at Akrapovič, this beautifully crafted dual-mode titanium exhaust system consists of computer-optimized asymmetrical mufflers, a link pipe with resonator and carbon fiber bezel surrounding the dual exhaust tips. The Akrapovič dual-mode exhaust system is directly linked to the four Alfa DNA selector drive modes, providing maximum Alfa Romeo sound in Dynamic and Race modes, and providing a quieter motoring experience in Natural and All-weather modes.
For more information about the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, and its 4C Coupe stablemate, visit: http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=17244&mid=488
About the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider
Spearheading the Italian marque’s North American renaissance, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider offer driving enthusiasts a technical, mid-engine design inspired by the brand’s legendary racing history and represent the essential sportiness embedded in the brand’s DNA: handcrafted in Modena, Italy; groundbreaking and seductive Italian style; state-of-the-art Formula 1 inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible power-to-weight ratio; advanced technologies, including the all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged and intercooled engine with direct-injection and dual variable-valve timing, which enables supercar-level performance, including 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
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