Worth its weight in sold

Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C has just arrived in Australia and reports suggest the beefier local-spec has not deterred buyers.

“The dealers say they are sold (but) we don’t know the extent,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia’s new president and CEO Pat Dougherty claimed. “Sometimes (the dealers) say they are sold and they may or may not be, but I think they are pretty much sold.

“The demand for them is probably going to exceed the supply for us for the next couple of years.”

The 4C hits the market with a list price of $89,000 for basic spec or $109,000 for the limited-run Launch Edition. Tougher crash regulations mean Australian-delivered models weigh 130kg more than their Euro counterparts. That brings the car’s unladen weight to 1025kg.

[Source: GoAuto]