The beautiful Alfa Romeo 4C was one of our favorite concept debuts from Geneva, and this video gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the show car’s construction. The time-lapse film shows technicians scrambling to assemble the sexy sports coupe before rolling it onto a rotating platform for Geneva attendees to admire.
Besides the sculpted baby-8C looks, we feel in love with the 4C’s spec sheet. The compact two-seater has a mid-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive, with an aluminum frame and carbon fiber body. A claimed 40/60 weight balance, 1784-pound curb weight, and similar dimensions to the Mazda MX-5 should combine for impressively nimble handling.
Power for the car will come from a turbocharged and direct-injected inline-four, probably producing at least 235 horsepower and linked to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The relevant performance benchmarks are 5 seconds to 62 mph and a maximum velocity of 155 mph.
Alfa says the 4C will sell globally, and we’re crossing our fingers that it’s destined for the U.S. If it looks this good and drives like the specifications — and soulful Italian heritage — imply, a production 4C can’t debut soon enough.