A prototype for the upcoming Alfa Romeo 4C Spider sports car has been spied completely undisguised ahead of an expected debut at the start of next year.
It is believed that these revealing shots were snapped during the car’s official photoshoot and alongside the removal of a fixed roof, this particular yellow 4C Spider is sporting the more traditional headlights of the Spider Concept as well as new air intakes on the side skirts. Additionally, this example is rolling on a set of wheels not available for the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept
It is believed that this test mule or display vehicle also features a fabric roof as well as carbon fibre rollover bars and a carbon windscreen frame just like previous 4C Spider prototypes spied testing in recent months. All up, the 4C Spider is expected to tip the scales at just 60 kg more than the lightweight coupe.
Compared to the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2014, this production-spec variant doesn’t feature two centrally-located tailpipes and instead features one on each side of the rear like the 4C coupe.
Underneath, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will feature the same 236 hp 1.75-litre four-cylinder engine with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the coupe. The combination of the low weight with a power dense engine means the 4C Spider should be capable of hitting 100 km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 250 km/h.