Alfa Romeo 4C laps the N?rburgring in 8.04 - report

Posted on Monday, 7 October 2013 , 11:10:12 byEmil

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Alfa Romeo 4C laps the N?rburgring in 8.04 - report

The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C is to be released early next year with a price starting from 45.000 pounds in the UK. Now, close to its due release, we have new rumors regarding the sports car. The 4C reportedly lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in eight minutes and four seconds. This detail helps creating an even more accurate opinion on the car. The 4C has been intensely promoted lately through media means.



There are no official statements confirming the lap time, but the news already emerged in Italy were a well known automotive magazine covered the report in their pages. The eight minutes and four seconds lap is not an outstanding performance. The lap time is only one second better than what BMW M3 E92 achieved in 2007 on Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 4C got the same lap time as the Porsche Cayman S did in 2008 and an equal performance with Audi`s R8 V8.



Although the lap time is not the most remarkable one, the 4C managed a slightly better performance than the BMW M3 E92 while having four less cylinders and a seriously diminished power output. It looks like Alfa Romeo have designed a successful vehicle in terms of dynamics and road performances (of course, if the rumors are confirmed).



The vehicle runs with a 1.75 liter four cylinder motor that outputs 240 HP (177 kW) and a 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) peak torque. The engine is mated with a dual clutch gearbox that enables the car to get from 0 to 100 Km/ h in 4.5 seconds before reaching its maximum speed of 258 Km/ h (160 mph).



The above mentioned performances are possible due to the vehicle`s lightweight construction materials. The manufacturer included aluminum, carbon fiber and injected polyurethane (PUR-RIM) in order to deliver a fast, 895 Kg (1973 lbs) 4C.


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