As recent spy shots indicated, the production-spec Alfa Romeo 4C Spider looks almost identical to the concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show back in March 2014. Interestingly, the bright yellow example featured in these official press shots doesn’t feature the new carbon fibre side skirt air intake as some recent testers indicating that it could be an optional extra.
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.
As for the roof mechanism, a single large rollover bar made from carbon fibre is expected to be featured alongside a folding soft top. All up, the 4C Spider is expected to tip the scales at just 60 kg more than the lightweight coupe.
Alongside the removal of a fixed roof, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spiders will feature more traditional headlights like the 4C Spider Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2014.