Alfa Romeo bids farewell to its iconic 4C Spider with a limited-edition model tribute
The iconic Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is finally making its exit, with the marque announcing that it is scaling back on the production of its legendary mid-engine sportscar – but it isn’t going out with a whimper. In the grand old dame’s final flourish, Alfa Romeo has unveiled a limited-edition 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo in its honour.
Arguably Alfa Romeo’s most beautiful car – the original 33 Stradale was the roadgoing version of the famed Tipo 33 race car and captured all the classic Italian cool of the ’60s.
While the original 33 Stradale was powered by Alfa’s ferocious 2.0-liter V-8 engine and tuned for about 227hp, the Stradale Tributo adds ten more horses with a 1,750 cc inline-four engine. A featherweight, the little 4C tips the scales at less than 2,500 pounds, and is good for a sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
Few cars offer as much seat-of-the-pants fun as the Alfa Romeo 4C. Once ensconced in the carbon-fiber monocoque, drivers are treated to kart-like handling and the visceral punch of a 237 hp blender motor screaming mere inches behind the seat.
Naturally, the special tribute comes with a special new colour, with the 33 models of the donning the unique exterior red called ‘Rosso Villa d'Este’. The special red looks great paired with the gold five-hole wheels and paired with a black suede and tobacco leather interior.
It also comes standard with carbon-fiber trim and Italian flag mirror caps. And it wouldn't be a limited-edition model without plaques on the dash, doorsills, and center console.
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