|Alfa Romeo’s compact Supercar 4C is premiering in Deutschland (Germany) at the Essen ‘Techno Classica’ from 10 – 14 April.|
Joining the Alfa Romeo 4C at the Essen Techno Classica are the seven legendary Alfa Romeos: Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio (1923). Giulietta SZ “stub tail” (1960), Giulia TZ (1963), Giulia TZ2 (1965), 33 Stradale prototype (1967), Tipo 33/2 “Daytona” (1968), and the DTM-winner Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993).
The popular German classical cars exhibition “Essen Techno Classica”, into its 25th year, is a venue where collectors’ of vintage and classical cars of the world gather to exhibit to the general public, vintage cars lovers and enthusiasts.
Launched at the Geneva show earlier, the Alfa Romeo 4C represents the Italian marque’s great sporting tradition: the acronyms 8C and 6C in the 1930s and 1940s distinguished cars – both racing and non – fitted with the powerful ‘eight cylinders’ and the innovative ‘six cylinders’, confirming in its design layout and construction the goal of achieving the weight/power ratio of an authentic supercar, less than 4 kg/hp, yet focusing not merely on the maximum power delivered, but on limiting the weight to guarantee maximum agility and top performance.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and made at the Maserati plant in Modena, the captivating coupé with two bucket seats uses technologies and materials derived from the 8C Competizione – carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technologies from the latest standard variants from Alfa Romeo currently on the market, but thoroughly developed to enhance the sports appeal of the new car to the full. This is demonstrated by the new 1750 Turbo Petrol engine with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA selector with the brand-new Race mode.
A length of approximately 4-meter and a wheelbase of less than 2.4-meter: these dimensions on the one hand emphasize the car’s compact attributes while also accentuating its agility on the other.
The Alfa Romeo 4C is slated to appear in the United States from Quarter three as the variant signifies the brand’s return to North America, as well as the company’s global growth plan.
Here’s a brief on the vintage Alfa Romeos exhibited at the Essen Techno Classica:
Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio ’23 calls to mind Alfa Romeo’s first victory at the legendary Targa Florio in Sicily, and on the other marks the birth of the Quadrifoglio Verde as the symbol inextricably linked to the sporting success of Alfa Romeo.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ was designated the sporty GT, comprising an all-aluminium body made by Zagato. This car took one victory after another in its displacement class. The next evolution of this sporty GT was the 1965 version Alfa Romeo TZ2; the car’s body made of synthetic materials.
In 1968 Alfa Romeo laid the foundation to win two Constructors’ championships in a row with the Tipo 33/2. The Tipo 33/2 shown at the Essen Techno Classica corresponds to the configuration for the ‘Daytona 24 Hour’. In 1968 the Italian Nino Vaccarella and his German teammate Udo Schütz took a highly acclaimed victory in their class on the high-speed Florida track.
Space has also been set aside for the powerful Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI that in 1993 won the DTM (Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters). The only four-wheel drive racing car of the DTM, the car driven by former Formula 1 driver Nicola Larini thrashed the German competition in 10 out of the 20 races contended.
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