There already aren’t that many mid-engined hardtop sports cars available today and it looks like we’ve just lost another: The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe. Pity.
The 4C Coupe will be discontinued after its 2018 model year, an FCA spokesperson confirmed to Jalopnik. The 4C Spider is sticking around, though. It will be the only 4C trim for the upcoming model year. That’s good news if you’re into convertibles. Bad news if you like hardtops.
The 2019 4C Spiders will come standard with a backup camera and have rear park sensors, cruise control and some new standalone options like race-tuned suspension, carbon fiber mirrors, leather/microfiber sport steering wheel or Italian flag mirrors.
And they will also experience a price hike from $65,900 to $66,900. Bear in mind that the 4C Coupe costs $55,900. Why you hurt me like this, Alfa?
We first reported on the 4C’s death back in 2016, with then-estimates putting the end somewhere in 2020. Close enough. And there doesn’t seem to be a successor to follow. If one materialized eventually, it most likely won’t have a manual.
The 4C is a spectacular car in all the right ways. Jalopnik boss Patrick George, who is a huge fan of it, called it “light, loud, fast, laser-focused and kind of weird.” It marked Alfa Romeo’s semi-return to the United States (the 8C doesn’t count, it was too expensive and nobody bought it).
All good things truly do come to an end.
Clarification June 28, 10:52 a.m.: The 4C Coupe will only die in the U.S. and Canadian markets. It will stay in production in other markets.