A fresh report out of Europe suggests the mid-engined Alfa Romeo 4C has been discontinued.

According to Motor1.com’s French edition, production of the lightweight sportscar (which boasted a carbon-fibre tub) has officially ceased in Italy.

Interestingly, the two-seater 4C has also been removed from the Alfa Romeo South Africa’s website, where it was last listed for R1 173 900 in coupé form and R1 352 900 in Spider guise.

As a reminder, both variants employed a turbocharged 1,7-litre four-cylinder petrol engine offering 177 kW and 350 N.m, and driving the rear axle via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.