If Alfa Romeo had decided to update the existing 4C, as beautiful as it is, then the Alfa Romeo 4C Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001 might have been what we got. A very up to date evolution of the 4C, the 4C Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001 is the work of Umberto Palermo Design who had teamed up with the Adler Group to create the coachbuilt project who debuted the car at the Geneva Motor Show. The 001 is a re-bodied Alfa Romeo 4C with concept car-looks inside and out, showing us what the next generation 4C might have been.
Now it has been announced this one off car will be going to auction with RM Sotheby’s at their Villa Erba sale on May 25 in Lake Como, Italy. It is the first car to come from Mole Costruzione, built upon a used 4C chassis, the donor car had around 25k Miles (49k KM) on it prior to its conversion. It uses the same 1.75 litre inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 240 hp as the donor car., with power going to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. All pretty standard 4C stuff, but it’s on the outside and interior where this car really differs.
With a more muscular appearance, the 4C’s body panels have been replaced, meaning the car features transformed front and rear fascias and also incorporating special bespoke headlights and rear lights, bringing it more in line with the Giulia than that of the 4C. To complete the exterior look the car has special aftermarket wheels and quad exhaust, making it one seriously good looking car.
Things don’t stop on the outside, the interior has been given a make over as well, with new new yellow and black materials throughout the two seater cabin, as well as aluminum and carbon fibre treatment to complete the effect. This really is a special Alfa, a one of a kind.
No doubt this Alfa Romeo will get a lot of interest when it goes to auction and who knows we might see it at an Italian car show sometime in the future…
*Images courtesy RM Sotheby’s