Alfa Romeo’s 4C sports car has been captured on video, driving around the streets of Andalucia in Spain.
This isn’t the ‘regular’ 4C that we’ve grown accustomed to however, but rather the topless 4C Spider version in un-camouflaged glory.
Spanish site Motor.es was on hand to capture the vision, showing the 4C Spider flaunting its lines for what could become a promotional video or official photos for Alfa Romeo.
The new model is seen with a yellow paint finish in open-air guise, while a second 4C Spider in red is filmed with its soft-top roof in place.
The Spider was first unveiled in April at the Geneva Motor Show as a concept, but was always destined for production.
In fact, production could begin in a few months from now, and the road-going model could make its debut at the same motor show in 2015.
The production model believed to be previewed in the footage shows some minor changes from the concept, as the rear end is now more closely aligned with the existing hardtop.
Twin, centrally-mounted exhaust tips have been replaced with the separated exhaust system from the hardtop, but the unmistakable Alfa Romeo front end has been left untouched.
We already know that the Spider will feature Alfa’s 180kW mid-mounted 1.75 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed dual clutch ‘TCT’ automatic transmission.
The 4C Spider matches the 4C’s zero to 100km/h time of 4.5 seconds with a top speed exceeding 250km/h, and Alfa says the 40:60 front-to-rear weight distribution “remains unaffected by the evolution from coupe to Spider”.
The additional reinforcement required for open-top vehicles sees the Spider - in concept form at least - carry a 60kg weight penalty over the regular 4C.
No word yet on whether the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will be seen in Australian showrooms.
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