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Alfa Romeo 4C to make Australian debut at Phillip Island

February 22, 2014

Aussies can catch their first glimpse of the exciting new Alfa Romeo 4C when it hits the tarmac at Phillip Island this weekend. The 4C is the official safety car for the opening round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

Alfa Romeo 4C Superbike safety car

The 4C has sent motoring journalists around the world frothing since it was unveiled early last year, and we’ve followed the story every step of the way.

The 4C’s turn around Phillip Island is sure to excite car fans across the country, but to recap, its 1.75-litre four-cylinder direct injected and turbocharged engine produces 177kW and 350Nm of torque.

Coupled with the extensive use of carbon fibre panels to result in a dry weight of just 895kg, the 4C can hurtle along from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 258km/h.

There’s still no word on when the 4C will be available in Australia exactly, but it will arrive halfway through year (more details here). In any case it would be exciting to see this car in the flesh, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.