Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati all showed up at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015, though the focus was on Jeep and Ram. Alfa showed off the new 4C Spider, a stunning accomplishment — a convertible barely heavier than the coupe version of the same car, weighing well under 3,000 pounds, and doing 0-60 in 4.1 seconds using a small four-cylinder engine.
The company had some truly classic 4C Spiders, cars with very different design philosophies.
There was also a new 4C coupe, already on sale in the United States for over a month.
By Patrick Rall. With Italians often being credited as some of the sexiest people in the world, it should come as no surprise that Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and their American cousins from Dodge used lovely ladies to draw attention to their featured displays. The display women didn’t push the boundaries of good taste. They provided information on the Alfa Romeo 4C, Fiat 500X, and the Dodge Viper GTC during media days.
The new Fiat 500X, due for sale in the US soon, was also on display.
Then there are the Maseratis, two of which (Quattroporte and Ghibli) are arguably based on the 300C, but with many changes. The GranTurismo was also shown.
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