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What's this bulge in the lamp surround?

Could it be the off the shelf Hella bi-halogen module?

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This ?







So it is.
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That bulge is cost cutting
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It's a Bi-LED
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In addition, where are the fog lights? They seem inexistent

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You don't drive a 4C in the fog! No one will be able to see you and say "There goes a god of the road....."
 
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It's a Bi-LED
And those units from Hella are typically square once you've included the whole thing .
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You don't drive a 4C in the fog! No one will be able to see you and say "There goes a god of the road....."
Its not about the utility its about the look. It needs them.

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I really, really hope those lights and light surrounds are still temporary.
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I really, really hope those lights and light surrounds are still temporary.
The carbon looks great IRL

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I really, really hope those lights and light surrounds are still temporary.
I think most of us wish the same. But this is the production car (and limited production). I don't think anything is going to change. You just have to look pass 1 or 2 aesthetics. I can't wait till the test drive reports come out.
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Fourc, is it true that only a few thousand will be built? Or is it a full on production model?
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see PR: around 3,500 per year
so "limited production"
in reality, that will probably fill 80% of demand, keep residuals very high, and ensure there are enough that the model is viable for servicing and repairs

The market for 2 seater sports cars is, in fact, vanishingly tiny: http://www.acea.be/news/news_detail/..._manufacturer/
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We were advised by the Italian 4c Manager that the cars will be pretty much built to order / by demand.

My only concern is putting down a 16k assumingly non refundable deposit on a car that's not yet been driven by the press.

Huge leap of faith needed........
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F__k the press - They will say whatever their advertising sales people tell them to.. I'd want to have driven it myself.


I'm surpised they didn't arrange a "try it out" session for potential buyers, but I can also see how that could turn into carnage..
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I really, really hope those lights and light surrounds are still temporary.
It shouldn't be too difficult for a company which fabricates perspex or Lexan to make a headlight cover. Probably won't take long before some after market supplier comes up with something like that.

I don't get why Alfa didn't do that themselves. Although I've read somewhere that the int. road and safety laws/legislation concerning headlights and there approval are diverce and make headlights for cars an expensive ordeal.
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Maybe this will fit, the headlight cover of a 612 Scaglietti:


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Maybe this will fit, the headlight cover of a 612 Scaglietti:
I love the idea of people saying that they are "downgrading" their Alfa BiLED lamps to those from Ferrari
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Maybe this will fit, the headlight cover of a 612 Scaglietti:


Now that is great!
Shame Alfa did not fit those.
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The cost of auotomotive lighting tooling is not cheap, cayman/boxster and 911 seem to share the same, may answer a question or two
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The cost of auotomotive lighting tooling is not cheap, cayman/boxster and 911 seem to share the same, may answer a question or two
I think the 911s are different (and the Cayman and Boxster are the same model, really).

It's just frustrating to see such a well-resolved car and then those lights tacked on. Especially if they're looking to sell 3500 a year; the costs over 5 years of 3500 (17500 models) would have been less dramatic.

Low volume companies can do it. Look at Lotus with their Evora or new Elise.
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Low volume companies can do it. Look at Lotus with their Evora or new Elise.
One of the reasons the Elise isn't available for sale in the US anymore is because their federal exemption on headlight compliance expired and wasn't renewed. Lotus decided it was too expensive to reengineer the lights to comply.

Anyways, could be worse, they could have fit Beetle headlights, backwards and crosseyed...
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It does seem strange that the studio did not appear to create a realistic lamp package depth from lens surface to wheel arch and persuade their usual supplier automotive lighting Magnetti Marelli to share the costs for a prestigious project?
( Still, as I've said already the lamps look just fine when you see the actual cars at Geneva. )

They went with Hella . Here's their catalogue link .http://www.myhellalights.com/pdf/201...es_Catalog.pdf
See from around page 84

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In person I think they look pretty good...in any case I don't think you are allowed to cover them as you would need washers that don't seem to be present.
 
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