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Geneva 2014: Alfa Romeo

  • All-new 4C Spider breaks cover
  • Similar to coupe with new headlights
  • Mito and Giulietta hot hatches unveiled

Cars on show: 4C Spider, Mito and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde

Alfa 4 C Spider Geneva 2014

The star of the Alfa Romeo stand was undoubtable – the stunning 4C Targa broke cover. Based on the coupe version of the car, the open-top model features the same engine and gearbox combination of a 1,750cc turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

It has 240bhp and will cover 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.

The exterior is similar, though the somewhat contentious headlights on the coupe model have been redesigned from a more aesthetically pleasing style.

Find out more about the 4C coupe by clicking here.

Also on show was a pair of new Quadrifoglio Verde models – the Mito and the Giulietta given the hot hatch treatment. The former uses a moderately powerful 168bhp 1.4 TwinAir turbocharged petrol engine with a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the latter makes use of the same engine used in the 4C, with 237bhp, and uses that same six-speed auto gearbox. Both send their power to the front wheels.