Report – Alfa Romeo 4C Spider successor axed because of low interest image

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider version has only been out around the world for about a year, but there’s already a new report indicating this is the last iteration of the body style.

Allegedly the next generation of the 4C has received the axe – and there’s a little bit of debate whether this also includes the coupe version or just the convertible. Either way, this isn’t great news considering the classic sports car recipe used for the 4C. Alfa Romeo indeed never envisioned huge sales but it appears the American deliveries have nevertheless disappointed – the company only sold 309 4C Spiders during the first seven months of the year. And this is just 11 units above the Dodge Viper – and we all know the fate of that one, as it’s scheduled to go out of production without a successor in the near future.

Considering the report is entirely correct – which should still be taken with a pinch of salt – it appears the 4C will start coming out the assembly lines at the turn of the decade. In case you forgot, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a high performance, technologically advanced and lightweight sports car. It comes with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine packing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The lightweight design is enough to get it to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds before maxing out at 160 mph.

Via Autoline