UPDATE May 9 2013: Alfa has released a gallery of new images, article updated.
February 26 2013: Alfa Romeo has handed down a number of key new details on its upcoming 4C sports car today, including all-important power figures.
As expected, the mid-engined coupe will draw motivation from a 1.75 litre turbocharged four, producing a healthy 180kW.
If those figures sound light for a small performer expected to hit Australia at around $100,000, consider this: the 4C will weigh around 950kg, with a power-to-weight ratio in the vicinity of 4kg per horsepower.
Alfa remains tight-lipped on the 4C's acceleration figures, but with a paddle-shifted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to the rear wheels, a 0-100km/h around 4.5 seconds is likely.
That sprint will be helped by a system Alfa describes as "Scavenging Control", tasked with eliminating turbo lag.
Suspension and handling will be the domain of a lightweight aluminium setup mounted to the coupe's carbon tub, with double-wishbone and MacPherson struts in play.
In Australia, the 4C will be positioned as a rival to the 163kW Lotus Elise S, although its carbon composite construction, more powerful engine and low production numbers will likely attach a higher price tag to the Alfa.
Alfa has pegged 4C production at around 2500 units per year, and its production debut is set to occur in Geneva next month. An Australian launch is set for early 2014.