This is partly Alfa's fault. They should have given journalists a leaflet explaining what this car actually is all about. Because modern journalists are just a bunch of **** with no brain and no sense of integrity.
There was a plan to morph the 4C into an Abarth spider, so he isn't completely wrong, however this was a long time ago, so one can only presume he is mixing it up with current info. Unless someone knows better?