4 kg/HP, from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5, 137 HP/litre and 1.2 g of deceleration.
The official arrival of the 4C will mark a revolution for the Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo with only two vehicles still officially in production. Like Porsche, BMW and Audi, Alfa Romeo wants to offer performance without impacting on the environment or on fuel reserves. Small turbocharged engines are on focus.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and made at the Maserati plant in Modena, 4C captivating coupé with two racing bucket seats uses materials and design solutions like carbon, aluminium, and rear-wheel drive derived from the 8C Competizione along with technologies from Alfa Romeo’s latest models, all revised to maximise the new car’s sporting appeal. Proof of that lies in the new 1750 Turbo Petrol with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated latest-generation “Alfa TCT” dry twin clutch automatic transmission and the Alfa DNA driving mode selector with the brand-new Race mode.
A length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres emphasise the car’s compact size while also accentuating its agility. The dynamic qualities of the Alfa Romeo 4C are confirmed by a weight to power ratio of less than 4 kg/HP; it’s a value worthy of a ‘supercar’.
4C goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds flat, offers 258 km/h of top speed, deceleration peaks in the range of 1.2 g and has a lateral acceleration peaks over 1.1 g. All this is also achieved with a balanced weight distribution, with 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear.
The annual availability of the 4C Alfa Romeo on the major world markets is limited to only 3,500 units – 1,000 units of which are earmarked for Europe. Starting in October it can be ordered at all Alfa Romeo dealerships in Europe.