Alfa Romeo 4C is going to the U.S. in 2013 image

The Italian based automaker Alfa Romeo is planning to introduce the 4C sports car in the United States in 2013 in production form.

Even if the Alfa Romeo 4C isn’t quite a new appearance in the automotive media, with the vehicle hitting several international auto shows in its concept and prototype forms, this is actually the first time in a long period when we are talking about the production version of the sports car. According to the, the Alfa Romeo 4C will officially go on sale in the United States in 2013, where the model could be priced at 45.000 USD or even less.

Our source is also telling us that the production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C will come with exterior panels made from sheet-molded composites an the sports car is expected to be powered by a 1.8 liter turbo engine, which is the same one currently powering the Giulietta model. The curb weight of the Alfa Romeo 4C is targeted at 1.980, thanks to using lightweight materials and keeping the model in a similar size to the Lotus Elise. The 230 horsepower of the 4C are expected to help the 0 to 60 mph sprint being done in less than 4.5 seconds and 18.000 units of the sports car will be developed over the lifetime of the vehicle.