Alfa Romeo is saying arrivederci to its little 4C sports car, but the company is keen for it to go out with a bang. To say farewell, the company has announced a special 4C 33 Stradale Tributo edition and it’s now available in Australia.
The 4C 33 Stradale Tributo is a typically-Italian farewell, wearing an iconic shade of Ville d’Este red paint, paired with a set of gold wheels and carbon fibre mirror covers bearing the Italian flag.
Other enhancements over the standard 4C include a new lightweight titanium exhaust from Akrapovic, a carbon fibre roof – or roll bar for the Spider – as well as carbon fibre front vents and a black finish for the front air intake and rear diffuser.
It’s powered by the same turbocharged 1.75-litre four-cylinder that’s found in the standard 4C, pushing out 177kW and 350Nm to the rear wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. As a result, it can cover the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
Inside, there’s an emphasis on Alfa’s carbon fibre monocoque chassis which has been given a red finish, with a pair of two-tone seats in the tight little cabin, with ‘33 Stradale Tributo’ inserts on the dash. Alfa’s director of marketing, Tom Noble, said:
“The Alfa Romeo 4C is a beautiful representation of the Alfa Romeo brand, culminating both Italian style and technical performance. This is a tribute to an icon and we’re thrilled to be able to provide Australian enthusiasts with an opportunity to own a piece of history with the Alfa Romeo 4C 33 Stradale Tributo.”
Just 15 units will reach Australian shores, including 10 of the coupe and 5 of the Spider layout. If you’re interested, you’ll have to be quick because the 15 units are unlikely to sit in Alfa’s dealerships for long. Prices start from $123,000 for the coupe and $133,000 for the Spider, before on-road costs.