What happens when you stuff a twin-turbo Ferrari V8 into an Alfa 4C? Magic … and terror

Lazzarini Design has officially announced its interpretation of the Alfa Romeo 4C, and its radical modifications take a memorable Italian art piece and shove it into hypercar territory.

The Rome-based tuner plans to stuff a 4.3-liter Ferrari V8 into the small, 2100-pound two-door, but to push things even further, the company is bolting up two turbos from Hennessey.

That’s good for a total output of 738 horsepower and 532 pound-feet of torque, with an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of 2.5 seconds. How’s that for your mid-day pick-me-up?

The sports car, dubbed ‘Definitiva’ by the design firm, is currently in development and will reportedly cost around $310,900, a $256,900 premium over the base 4C. For that you get monumental performance and some slick trimmings like a ventilated carbon fiber hood, tweaked front fascia, large carbon fiber spoiler, a new rear bumper with integrated diffuser, and a distinct center-mounted exhaust.

According to Lazzarini’s calculations, the Ferrari-powered Alfa will be able to accomplish the quarter mile in just 9.5 seconds at 137 mph.

To give you a deeper look into Lazzarini’s insanity, take a gander at the V8-powered Fiat 500 concept the company revealed a couple of years ago.

Lazzarini Design 550 Italia

The little Fiat looks to have had a teleportation accident with a Ferrari 458, because the ‘550 Italia’ is a compact city car no more.

As you may have gathered, the 550 houses the Ferrari’s 4.5-liter V8 behind the front (and only) seats, only it’s been detuned from 570 hp to 550 hp to give the car some semblance of traction. The Fiat also features a nifty roof-mounted intake and gargantuan rear wing.

Last we heard, Lazzarini was seeking an investor to spend “around $550,000” for the vehicle’s development.

(Photos via Lazzarini Design)


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