The Alfa Romeo 4C is a mixed bag. It offers tons of beauty and charm, but mixes them with less-than-stellar driving dynamics. Alfa realizes this apparently, so , it's going to bring out a significantly updated version of the 4C sometime next year.
Roberto Fedeli, the head engineer at Alfa and Maserati, told Autocar that the 2019 4C will get revised suspension and steering, and possibly a new engine. Fedeli says he wants to transform the 4C into what it always should've been.
"We are coming back to Formula 1, and we need the 4C to be our halo car," Fedeli said, referencing Alfa's sponsorship of Sauber.
Autocar doesn't offer any specifics on the updates coming to the 4C next year, but Fedeli told the UK publication that it still won't get a manual transmission. In fact, no future high-performance Alfa Romeos will be offered with a manual, so Europe, enjoy your six-speed Giulia Quadrifogilios while you still can.
We should see the revised 4C make its debut late next year, with sales starting in January 2019. Perhaps now Alfa's junior supercar will live up to its looks, badge, and carbon-fiber tub.