2013 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept debut at Geneva Motor Show review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 , 10:03:34 byEmil

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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept debut at Geneva Motor Show

Geneva International Motor Show is the guest of one of the most expected cars, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept. The Italian brand worked on a compact "supercar" which represents the true essence of a sports car, according to the brand's values: performance, Italian style and technical excellence aimed at maximum driving pleasure in total safety.

The 4C will be sold in only 1,000 units: 400 go for Europe, Africa and Middle East, 500 for North America and 100 for the rest of the world. As the manufacturer states, the car will be sold with €60,000 (US$78,000) everywhere in the European markets. This price includes VAT but not local taxes, and it is available to order immediately.

Alfa Romeo 4C comes in two body colours to satisfy clients, Carrara White and Alfa Red. The carbon aero kit, Bi-LED headlights with dark surround, dark-finished rear aluminum diffuser and 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloys come with the standard vehicle. The manufacturers set up an improved racing exhaust system with a BMC air filter. The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept has an extremely sophisticated suspension system (high quadrilateral at the front, MacPherson at the rear) to ensure maximum agility and road handling. This solution, along with the rear-wheel drive and the extraordinary weight/power ratio, ensures Alfa Romeo driving pleasure, enhanced even further by the weight distribution (40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear axle). Alfa Romeo 4C has the following size features: it is 399 cm long, 200 cm wide and 118 high. It works on a 238 cm wheelbase, and it is provided with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis that weighs only 65 kg and a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive layout.

A 1.75-liter turbocharged injection aluminum engine is the heart of this vehicle. It offers a power of 236HP (240PS) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque at just 1,700 rpm, which are joined to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a limited-slip differential. It has one of the latest generation TCT gearboxes. The car is able to run from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and its top speed goes up to 250 km/h (155 mph). It achieves 1.1g of lateral acceleration and 1.25 g of maximum braking deceleration, the latter being possible thanks to the four ventilated and perforated Brembo discs that possess four-piston aluminum calipers at the front. The surprise comes with the Alfa Romeo 4C’ s steering. It lacks any form of power assistance. This is an intentional option made “to secure a superlative driving feel”.

This car is not simply an exercise in style created especially for the Geneva Motor Show. It will go on sale in order to reinforce Alfa Romeo's global growth.