Alfa Romeo 4C puts on Competizione and Italia attires for the Geneva Motor Show


Both limited edition models bring styling and equipment upgrades

Besides the NRING editions of the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo's stand at the Geneva Motor Show will also feature two special editions of the 4C mid-engined sports car. Called Competizione and Italia, they are based on the 4C Coupé and 4C Spider, respectively.

Their names are pretty suggestive: the Competizione is a racing-oriented model, while the Italia pays tribute to Alfa's homeland.


The 4C Competizione sports a matte Vesuvio Grey paint combined with a no-cost optional livery designed especially for this limited edition model. The coupé also features several carbon components including the roof, rear spoiler, mirror caps, side air vents and headlight molding. Other exterior tweaks are the body-color front bumper with dark-finish five-spoke wheels (18-inch at the front and 19-inch at the back), red brake calipers, and Akrapovič titanium central tailpipe.


Inside, the 4C Competizione welcomes its passengers with sports seats upholstered in leather and microfiber seats with red stitching, steering wheel wrapped in the same materials, a "Competizione" plaque on the dashboard, and a numbered badge on the central tunnel.


Moving on to the 4C Italia, you'll recognize it thanks to the exclusive Misano Blue paintwork, asymmetric five-spoke wheels (18-inch at the front and 19-inch at the rear), the yellow brake calipers, and Akrapovič titanium central twin tailpipes. On the side, the limited-edition 4C Spider features a "Spider Italia" sticker in the colors of the Italian flag.

Inside, the model features yellow stitching on the seats, dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels, as well as a numbered badge on the center tunnel and aluminum "Italia" dashboard plaque. It also comes with an Alpine premium Hi-Fi system with subwoofer.


Alfa Romeo made no changes to the 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which continues to deliver 240 horsepower and is linked to a six-speed TCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. Performance remains the same: the 0-100 km/h sprint takes 4.5 seconds, and top speed is 258 km/h (257 km/h for the 4C Spider).

As with the NRING editions, Alfa Romeo will only build 108 units of the 4C Competizione and 4C Italia.

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