|Alfa Romeo today delivered the first five 4C ‘Launch Edition’ cars at their Balocco test center. The recently introduced Alfa Romeo 4C lightweight sport coupe is limited to only 500 units in the globe. Pierluigi De Silvestro from Switzerland, Philippe Walch from France, Carlos Diniz from Deutschland (Germany), Aldo Mariani from the Netherlands and Italian Stefano Zanotti are the first five proud owners of the Alfa Romeo 4C.|
Head of Alfa Romeo Brand EMEA Louis Carlo Vignon welcomed the guests to the picturesque former Autodelta workshops at Balocco, and Alfa Romeo 4C Chief Designer Alessandro Maccolini revealed the secrets of the lightweight sports’ development. The guests also had the opportunity to get a taste of the performance features of the 4C during a driving session with several expert test drivers on the track where all Alfa Romeo variants have been developed, tested and perfected since 1962.
Nicola Larini honored at Alfisti event as the 1993 DTM Champion
Former WTCC and DTM driver Nicola Larini was also on hand at the ceremony, during which he received a trophy which denoted his 1993 DTM title at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti. The 155 V6 remains the only non-German touring car to win it all in the German Touring Car series.
At the 5-star event for Alfisti, Larini drove with the first five 4C owners in the specially prepared 4C at the Balocco track. These first owners had booked their 4C ‘Launch Edition’ at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show. Thereafter, there were plenty of requests for the 4C, exhibiting the Alfa Romeo 4C’s burgeoning popularity the world over.
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition in Alfa Red and Carrera White
In detail, the Alfa Romeo 4C ‘Launch Edition’ can ‘clothe’ its body with two liveries – ‘Alfa Red’ or the exclusive matt ‘Carrara White’. The line of this limited edition is enhanced by the carbon aerodynamic kit (including headlights, spoiler and door mirror covers) that not only exalts the style of the car but reduces its weight still further. It also has the rear aluminium extractor with dark finishing, Bi-LED headlights and 18″ (front) and 19″ (rear) alloy wheels with dark treatment.
To accentuate the sports look still further, there are front air intakes, brake calipers in a specific color, racing exhaust system and suspension kit with specific calibration for shock absorbers and rear anti-roll bar.
The same stylistic imprint is found inside, where the sports seats and steering wheel – both covered with leather and microfiber and trimmed with white stitching – stand out together with the distinctive plate. with progressive numbering from 1 to 500. In the case of the red livery, the Alfa Romeo 4C ‘Launch Edition’ has red stitching on the steering wheel trim, handbrake, mats, handles and sports seats.
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch edition 40/60 weight balance
The Alfa Romeo 4C is a true driving machine without compromise that delivers its best precisely on the track, where speed, short braking distances and transverse acceleration are essential to get first-rate lap times: from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds flat, 258 km/h of top speed, deceleration peaks in the range of 1.2 g and lateral acceleration peaks over 1.1 g. All this is achieved also owing to an optimum weight distribution – 40% on the front axle and 60% of the rear axle – and to a weight to power ratio under 4 kg/hp.
Its performance is first-rate also due to the combination of the new 240 hp 1750 Turbo Petrol engine with the latest-generation ‘Alfa TCT’ dry twin clutch gearbox and the advanced Alfa DNA selector with the brand-new Race mode.
Edited: Alfa Romeo