Ready to go on sale from October at around £45,000, Alfa is gradually building hype around its 4C return to the sportive roots, with the lightweight sports coupé designed, engineered and built as a pure driving machine.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and made at the Maserati plant in Modena, the coupé with two racing bucket seats uses materials and design solutions like carbon, aluminium, and rear-wheel drive, all derived from the 8C Competizione along with technologies from Alfa Romeo’s latest models, all thoroughly revised to maximize the new car’s sporting appeal.
Proof of that lies in the new 1750 Turbo Petrol with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated latest-generation “Alfa TCT” dry twin clutch automatic transmission and the Alfa DNA driving mode selector with the brand-new Race mode.
The 4C marks the launch of Alfa Romeo’s global growth plan that, along with future models, is offered as a global brand that competes in the heart of the Premium market. This is the reason why it is developing synergies with the Premium brands of the Fiat-Chrysler Group, and Maserati in particular.
From 0 to 100 km/h it takes just 4.5 seconds flat, has a 258 km/h top speed, deceleration peaks in the range of 1.2 g and lateral acceleration peaks over 1.1 g. All this is also achieved with a balanced weight distribution, with 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear. Just to prove its words, Alfa Romeo has released a new set of videos, with one of them featuring Giancarlo Fisichella.