US: 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider join the party [gallery] image

The Italian luxury automaker – currently trying to stage a comeback to the world’s stage – has announced its 2016 4C and 4C Spider have been updated in the United States.

Since we’re not talking about a mid life cycle refresh, the updates are pretty secluded – for example the design and styling departments are only reporting the addition of a new Akrapovic titanium exhaust system. There’s also a new “carbon fiber halo” to showcase better the vehicle’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis and carbon fiber windshield frame when selecting the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider version. Fortunately the best was kept for the interior where the cockpit of both versions will gain the new Carbon Fiber Trim Package – this one comes equipped with carbon fiber trim to adorn the instrument panel, air vents, and shift bezels. Also new are the two-tone leather sport seats in Tobacco and Black. Furthermore the 4C Coupe can be had with a new lockable console and a newly standard Alpine audio system boasting Bluetooth/USB/iPod connectivity and a CD player. Both the coupe and Spider also gain better speakers, and the 4C Spider also gains an updated alarm system.

No modifications have been operated at the powertrain level – the 4C and 4 C Spider can be had with the turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a twin-clutch automatic transmission the power level is enough for a zero to 60 mph sprint in 4.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 160 mph. both the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider are reaching the US dealerships and pricing begins at $55,900 and $65,900 for the coupe and Spider, respectively.