|After months of anticipation, Alfa Romeo’s world lightest Sports Coupe 4C finally goes into production albeit in a limited quantity. Only 3,500 units of the Alfa Romeo 4C are made, and of which 1,000 units are applicable for the European market, beginning October.|
The 4C marks the launch of Alfa Romeo’s global growth plan that, along with future models, is offered as a global brand that competes in the heart of the Premium market. This is the reason why it is developing synergies with the Premium brands of the Fiat-Chrysler Group, and Maserati in particular, which adds the strength of its history, its ability to innovate and its fame the world over.
Alfa Romeo 4C: Lightweight Sports Coupe or Smallest Supercar?
Deemed a lightweight Sports Coupe. the Alfa Romeo 4C is designed for total driving pleasure. The compact sports blends “natural beauty” and most desirable Coupe in one attractive package, reminiscing the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. Its body aerodynamically ‘covers’ the engine and the chassis features clean and essential surfaces, thanks to the Alfa Romeo designers and the folks at Maserati plant in Modena.
A length of approximately 4 meters and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 m emphasize 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’.
Alfa Romeo 4C: A look inside
Inside, a host of materials and design solutions are incorporated which include; two racing bucket seats, carbon & aluminium-clad panel, knobs and etcetera, and the rear-wheel drive derived from the 8C Competizione. The interior features are thoroughly revised and incalculated with Alfa Romeo’s technologies for the purpose of maximizing the 4C’s sporting appeal. In the same way it has been studied with particular attention paid to an enveloping seat design so the car can be ‘felt’. ‘Body’ perceptions are felt inside and even more so – with an added thrill – at the wheel. Steering, which has to convey as much ‘feel’ as possible, is unassisted, progressive and direct, and the accelerator is ready to handle exits from curves with as much acceleration as possible.
Thanks to a new 1750 Turbo Petrol with direct injection and aluminium block and the “Alfa TCT” dry twin clutch automatic transmission with driving mode selector (with Race mode), the 4C does 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds flat and 258 km/h of top speed. All this is also achieved with a balanced weight distribution, with 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear.
Not only is the 4C eye-catching, but the sound of the engine has also been emphasized with low frequencies and the classic roar of the exhaust. The brake, for example, can be modulated when loaded to get the necessary feedback even in the most demanding braking situations.
Alfa Romeo 4C images
Edited: Alfa Romeo