Alfa Romeo has a solid track record of making highly collectible cars, evidenced by legends such as the Giulia Sprint, 6C, 8C, Montreal and countless others. The storied Italian manufacturer is just as capable of pumping out iconic automobiles today, too, with Hagerty including the Alfa Romeo 4C on its annual Hot List.
The Hagerty Hit List is an annual list of the most collectible cars under $100,000 to buy today, aggregated by the classic car experts at Hagerty. The 4C was included in this year’s edition of the list due to its classically good looks, light weight, relatively low production volume and lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis and windshield frame. Hagerty also says its small stature and 1..75 liter engine is refreshing in today’s crossover-intensive automotive landscape.
“At a time when many vehicles are growing increasingly larger and more sophisticated, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider offers a refreshing alternative with an extremely lightweight and simple roadster,” s McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty, said in a statement. “It provides the same amount of fun as far more exotic and pricier vehicles.”
“We are honored that our Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was named to Hagerty’s Hot List of future collectible vehicles,” added Alfa Romeo’s North America boss Reid Bigland. “This recognition is also confirmation that a carbon fiber chassis, mid-engine setup, incredible driving dynamics and seductive Italian design will never go out of favor.”
Alfa Romeo upped the desirability of the 4C for 2016 by offering additional options for personalization. These include a new Carbon Fiber Trim Package, a black leather interior with Tobacco seats and Tobacco stitching and an Akrapovič dual-mode performance exhaust.