A designer has envisioned what an Alfa Romeo 4C replacement could look like.
The Alfa Romeo 4C had a lot of potential to be a future classic but it wasn't the success story that Alfa Romeo was hoping for. After the concept debuted in 2011, the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe launched in 2013, spearheading Alfa Romeo's comeback in America as part of its merger with Fiat Chrysler. Sadly, slow sales led to the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe's demise in 2018, allowing the Italian automaker to focus on more profitable SUVs and crossovers like the Stelvio and the upcoming Tonale. A 4C Spider variant was launched in 2015, which is now the only version you can buy in the US.
Looking at the automaker's future product road map, the future of Alfa Romeo sports cars looks bleak. There are no plans for a 4C successor, and the new 8C and GTV have also been put on hold. Even the recently unveiled Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is unlikely to go on sale in the US.
However, this hasn't stopped vehicle artist Yung Presciutti from envisioning what an Alfa Romeo 4C replacement could potentially look like.
Presciutti describes his design as "bold and emotional." At the front, Alfa Romeo's familiar triangular grille is flanked by a pair of large oval-shaped headlights, while the split front bumper gives the front a striking appearance. Elsewhere, massive fenders, prominent side air intakes, large wheels, and a rear diffuser incorporating two round exhausts add to the sporty aesthetic. A wraparound windshield completes the design.
Overall, we think the design proposal looks great from some angles, but the squashed front gives the sports car stubby proportions and the headlights are too large.
The artist hasn't said what would power his creation, but the Alfa Romeo 4C is offered by a 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Combined with a curb weight of less than 2,500 pounds, the mid-engine sports car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 160 mph.