The good news for buyers is that they will get change out of $100,000, just, with the starting price coming in at $99,000.
Adding on-road costs will see that ‘change’ disappear as the real figure tips over the $100k mark, but the price premium of $10,000 for the Spider over the $89,000 4C coupe will have plenty of Alfa customers flipping a coin.
Like the coupe, the Spider is powered by a 1.75 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 177kW and 350Nm, matched only with a six-speed twin-clutch automatic.
With a weight penalty of just 10kg over the coupe, the Spider matches the coupe’s 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds and its top speed of 257km/h.
Inside, there’s seating for two, and a passenger may come in handy to help remove and reinstall the soft top roof as weather conditions change.
When open-top driving is the order of the day, the roof can be placed in the bag provided and stored in the cargo area.
There’s also a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and aluminium pedals, along with a seven-inch colour display screen serving as the instrument cluster.
Customers can also choose an optional Carbon-Fibre Pack, which adds carbon-fibre trim and highlights throughout the cabin as the name suggests.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is on-track for a November arrival into local showrooms.
The coupe was restricted to an initial production run for Australia of just 75 units out of a global run of 1300. Alfa is yet to confirm how many 4C Spiders will be available to local buyers.
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