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Not sure if this has already been discussed, but it would appear that Alfa have listened to feedback and will be offering the car with a choice of headlights including those on the original concept design.
Official line is that the 'ugly ones' were a 'lightweight design' for the launch edition etc.
But who cares what the truth is.
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Where did you read about this? I find it highly unlikely for them to change the headlights drastically but I may be wrong of course
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Wonder if one would be able to retrofit these to the current lights of the Launch Edition (assuming the article is accurate).
 
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Interesting. I wonder when they will offer an option like that (in 2014, 2015, etc.)
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I wonder how true that is? There is a thread somewhere on this board where an automotive engineer stated it costs around 400k to design and approve headlights. This quote (if true) from a report states: "Alfa plans to make 26,000 units of the 4C coupe and targa over a seven-year life cycle." 26,000 cars is a very low volume to produce different variants of headlights, especially if they plan to introduce them at a later stage. Why go to the expense at a later date when the opportunity to add them as an option on x thousand 4C's is lost?

The link to the article discussing the report is: Alfa Romeo to wean itself off Europe, 4C spearheads US return
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I am ready to take bets that once the car is launched there will NOT be any changes to the headlights apart from cosmetic ones like carbon cover, body colour, etc...

It is financially IMPOSSIBLE to do this for Alfa on such a small scale.

Are you really going to believe what is reported on a website that is saying that Tencone has told another person that...bla bla bla! ;-)
 
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I believe that is cheaper to make these than the carbon fibre ones.
Lets not forget these cars are 50k, thats some potential profit.
Also, too many people commented for Alfa to ignore the issue.
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Any ideas about covers for the current lights?
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I also am very skeptical about the mentioned changes for the headlights. Aren't they supposed to be very expensive to change just to meet EU standards and regulations? I read in some website that Noble is spending huge amounts of money just to be able to sell Noble M600s in places other than the UK. It sort of seems unlikely Alfa will change their production for a headlight change.
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Customisation is huge now and on a car like this there are limitations, so this seems one of the few available.
Or it could just be that Alfa are reverting back after critisism and dont want to jeopardise sales of the launch versions.
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Customisation is huge now and on a car like this there are limitations, so this seems one of the few available.
Or it could just be that Alfa are reverting back after critisism and dont want to jeopardise sales of the launch versions.
The difference is that customisation costs very little and changing lights costs a ton of money in terms of regulations.
There is also VERY little room behind the current lights apparently and most other lights if not all from the current range of cars in the Fiat Group would not fit without "burning" the tyres behind.....

Anyway it's all speculations for now so let's wait and see
 
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There is no space befind the cluster to set the lights back and have a flush clear cover. They cocked it up, theres no going back. The carbon fibre ones have grown on me a bit....
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There is no space befind the cluster to set the lights back and have a flush clear cover. They cocked it up, theres no going back. The carbon fibre ones have grown on me a bit....
Have you bought one?
 
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The purely taking the comments of the designers and engineers in EVO magazine was it? Where they said that for later versions there might be scope for some change in the light cluster..
 
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I'l believe it when I've got an order guide on my desk and it has different lights in it,

That said-
My sources say it ain't going to happen & I agree with them.
 
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I'l believe it when I've got an order guide on my desk and it has different lights in it,

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My sources say it ain't going to happen & I agree with them.
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Anyone fancy a wager?
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Anyone fancy a wager?
Ok 100 to my chosen charity then,
Based on the standard car has same pattern headlights as Geneva/LE cars
 
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Ok 100 to my chosen charity then,
Based on the standard car has same pattern headlights as Geneva/LE cars
Be as well coughing up GV27. Lights ain't changing.
 
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Well, I like the carbon lights as they are. I have seen them first hand and think they suit the car.

They are different, and in no way boring. I think Alfa should be applauded for being bold enough to go for something different.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that..
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I like them too mate, carbon and standard both suit the car.
 
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I must say that the lights have grown on me. I loved the lights on the concept, but when I compare the carbon lights to the concept, the concept looks...well....safe and dare I say it, a tad boring.

This from someone who despised the new lights when I first saw them.
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