Alfa Romeo beefs up 4C and 4C Spider for 2016

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider_3 Alfa Romeo has announced vital updates for the year for its compact Supercar, the 4C. The Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider epitomize the Italian marque’s DNA: handcrafted in Modena with state-of-the-art F1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis, advanced technologies and an all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged engine (136 hp/liter) with direct-injection and DVVT (dual variable-valve timing).

Both 4C and 4C Spider come with more personlization options for the year, while the 4C Spider receives some technical aspects comprising the monocoque chassis and windshield frame. With the Carbon fiber trim pack, the 4C Coupe and 4C Spider get even lighter thanks to lightweight materials on the instrument panel and cluster, shift bezels and vents surround.

In looks, the 4C and 4C Spider, both inspired by the historic 33 Stradale, transcend Alfa Romeo compact supercar’s mid-engine body forms and follow its purposeful and lightweight performance tradition with sheet-molded compound (SMC) composite panels forming its seductive Italian design, and “clothing” its carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Covering the “beating heart” of this Italian supercar is a vented deck lid with glass (4C), or a deck lid with three functional heat extractors (4C Spider). And it’s from the 4C and 4C Spider’s “beating heart” where every other design element starts. Unique to the 4C Spider, two muscular forms straddle the rear hood and elevate the body above the cockpit’s beltline for visual strength and foundation for the Black or available carbon fiber “halo.”

From the rear, both 4C versions feature a fascia and round LED illuminated rearlights that blend into the spoiler for a powerful stance, while stylistically incorporating large functional air intakes to cool the engine. Below, dual exhausts are mounted at the corners and highlight the 4C and 4C Spider’s supercar stance. On each side of the 4C and 4C Spider, the sculpted air intakes create a muscular and dynamic form that lead elegantly into the headlights. Unique to the 4C Spider, a carbon fiber windshield frame that promotes strength and lightness, as well as acts as attachment points for the removable, stowable cloth roof.

Inside, both versions takes up premium leather, Black sport seats with Tobacco-accented stitches. Furthermore, a driver-oriented cockpit featuring a flat-bottom, leather performance steering with paddle-shifters and aluminum pedals. For an upscale look, the fully wrapped premium-leather interior with accent stitching is standard on the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.

Introduced on the 4C Spider, and now standard for the year on the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe, a new Alpine premium audio system is designed for audiophiles, and provides undeniable sound quality, easier-to-use functionality and multiple connectivity and media options. In addition to premium Black cloth with Red accent stitching standard on the 4C, six premium leather interior combinations are available on 4C and 4C Spider, which include two seat material choices: Black leather with Red accent stitching, Red leather with Black accent stitching, new Black leather with Giallo accent stitching (exclusive to 4C Spider) and Black racing leather seats with microfiber inserts with Red or Yellow accent stitching.

Both the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider offer motorsport enthusiasts a new Akrapovic dual-mode exhaust system with Alfa Romeo’s signature resonant sound. Developed in cooperation with the racing exhaust experts at Akrapovic, this beautifully crafted dual-mode titanium exhaust system consists of computer-optimized asymmetrical mufflers and a link pipe with resonator. For a technical look that emphasizes 4C and 4C Spider’s lightweight design, a carbon fiber bezel surrounds the Akrapovic center-mounted dual exhaust tips. The Akrapovic dual-mode exhaust system is directly linked to the four Alfa DNA selector drive modes: Dynamic, Race, Natural and All-weather.

Adding to the excitement of owning an Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider are personalization options. Up to seven exterior colors are available and include: Rosso Alfa (Red), Black, White, Basalt Gray Metallic, Rosso Competizione Tri-coat (Red), Madreperla White Tri-coat, and exclusive to the 4C Spider, Giallo Prototipo (Yellow).

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