New details on the brand new Alfa Romeo 4C have been recently released, ahead of the model’s launch date of August 2013.
After it was officially presented to the public back in March 2013, during the Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere, the Alfa Romeo 4C is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of some new details. The future rival of the Porsche Cayman will weigh just 895 kg, out of which, the new engine and TCT dual-clutch transmission weigh just 135 kg, thanks to the use of aluminum. The brake discs are also made from aluminum, saving 2kg each, and even the glass is thinner by 10mm.
The Alfa Romeo 4C will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds and its average fuel consumption will stand at 40 mph (UK), while the CO2 emissions will stop at 150 g/km. The official starting price of the Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition will stand at 60,000 euros, so the regular version is expected to be cheaper. As for the engine, the 4C is using a 1.75 four-cylinder mid-mounted turbocharged unit, the same one from the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, which is good for 237 HP in standard. The engine is mated to a twin-clutch TCT transmission, with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Top speed stands at 250 km/h (155 mph).