Alfa Romeo’s lightweight 4C sportscar will carry on in the same coarse, visceral, and uncomfortable fashion into the 2018 model year, with only small tweaks to the options list. Those tweaks are limited to a new available front fascia with carbon-fiber vents ($750), and the extended availability of yellow stitching on the optional black leather seats ($1,500).
To get the fascia with the carbon-fiber vents, buyers will have to spring for either of the available Track Packages, adding another $1,400 or $1,600 to the price tag in the case of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, and $2,100 or $2,300 in the case of the coupe. The black leather interior with yellow stitching, formerly only available on cars with Giallo Prototipo (yellow) exterior paint, is now an option on black, white, and Basalt Gray Metallic models, Car and Driver reports. The leather interior option itself carries a price of $2,000.
The Alfa Romeo 4C has been on sale in the US since 2014, setting the stage for a proper relaunch of the brand there, and paving the way for Alfa’s new Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover. Engineers placed an emphasis on keeping the mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sportscar’s curb weight low, and so long as that doesn’t change, we don’t mind whatever minor tweaks come to the options list.