Alfa Romeo 4C hits the gym and gets to 314 hp image

Pogea Racing has decided that an intensive training regimen is in order for the Alfa Romeo 4C pocket racer, introducing the special series Alfa Romeo 4C CENTURION 1plus.

There’s nothing about the Roman Empire here, and even though the Giulia is making the headlines at the Italian company these days, we’re glad to see this small gem still attracts the attention of tuners. Pogea Racing decided to feisty up the four-cylinder, 1.75-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, which usually develops 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. The regular 4C does the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 4.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 160 mph (257 km/h) thanks to the low weight. If these pretty good figures are not enough here comes Pogea lifting the output to 314 hp (234 kW) and 336 lb-ft (455 Nm). This will take the run to just 3.8 seconds and the top speed will be dialed up to 189 mph (305 km/h). We also noticed the sharp carbon fiber body kit that makes use of a front bumper, diffuser, and a rear spoiler. The bespoke wing out there in the back alone makes another 77 lbs (35 kg) of downforce on the rear axle when the car travels at 99 mph (160 km/h).

The modifications also reached the suspension, which has been lowered by 50 mm thanks to the lowering springs and they bode well with the optional set of 18-inch front & 19-inch rear ultralight forged XCUT wheels clad in Michelin 225/40 ZR18 and 265/30 ZR19 tires. The higher spec performance has also been enabled by the upgraded TCT Twin Clutch transmission that is now 55 percent faster and if you want one such 4C you should hurry since only 10 units will be produced at the asking price of $87,100 (€79,950).