4c spider - delays, and no factory yet...

UK motoring magazine Autocar are reporting the Alfa Romeo 4C sports car will spawn a convertible version following on a year after the coupés launch.

They go on to suggest the coupe will be launched mid 2013 but deliveries now expected to be early 2014 - a delay on previous information.

They specify the car as having Aluminium subframes bolted to a central  carbon-fibre tub and interestingly body panels made from sheet moulded composites. The design of the coupe means very little additional weight for the drop top and identical performance.

They go on to highlight the struggle to put the concept interior into the finished product reporting the production interior will not be as previously shown. Shame....

Pierallini is also quoted as saying the factory that will make it has yet to be chosen - again going back on previous reports, which said Maserati would be building the 4c.