New Alfa Romeo 4C to be built at Maserati

According to MotorAuthority, the stylish sports car will be built alongside supercar royalty at the Modena plant as Alfa prepares to launch the 4C in the UK.

The Alfa Romeo 4C launch date is expected to be halfway through 2013 and Alfa Romeo is keen to price the car under £40,000 despite its supercar looks and clever, weight-saving design.

After wowing buyers and media last year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 4C is expected to be a big seller for the brand and all 2,500 versions planned for the first production run are expected to be sold quickly.

The Alfa Romeo 4C is expected to weigh less than 900kg and with up to 230bhp under the bonnet, it will be capable of reaching 62mph from standing in less than five seconds.

The carbon-fibre pocket rocket uses a 1.8-litre engine to reach these figures, a powerplant taken from the more practical Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback.

The mid-engined sports car is set to rival the likes of the Porsche Cayman and Lotus Evora when it arrives in the UK and will be the sportiest model in the Alfa Romeo range.

Alfa Romeo currently sells the Alfa Romeo MiTo supermini and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the UK.

Alfa Romeo MiTo, the three-door hatchback with road tax-free petrol and diesel engines, is priced from under £11,000. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is designed as a premium family hatchback and prices start from £17,000.

You can view the latest Alfa Romeo offers and Alfa Romeo deals at the Perrys Alfa Romeo dealership in Amersham, where the latest Alfa Romeo 4C news can be found.