Alfa Romeo 4C concept made its debut at the 81st International Motor Show. This compact "supercar" that represents the true essence of a sports car, based on brand values: performance, Italian style and technical excellence for maximum driving pleasure with safety.
The new concept presented in the classic formula for a two-seater, rear wheel drive coupe, that engine in the middle, about 4 meters long and the pace is less than 2.4 meters, the size, which are used both to highlight the size compact car and the agility to highlight it. Distinguished by clean lines and graceful exterior, the same principles apply within the concept design for special trains to maintain the properties and equipment that directly reflect the car's sporting spirit.
In short, this car Alfa claims. His soul sport creates a unique driving experience in both road racing, where speed and transverse acceleration are even more demanding.
Born from the experience of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and 8C Spider models, the new shares of its concept car with rear-wheel drive super exclusive cars, and philosophy based on achieving maximum driving pleasure and the legendary Alfa Romeo handling. It is a goal that the 8C Competizione and 8C Spider continuing mainly due to their increased power, while Alfa Romeo 4C Concept follows the route of a limited weight, made possible by the extensive use of coal, which is also a structural role and warrants outstanding agility with a weight / power ratio is less than 4 kg / hp. The frame supports a body made entirely from coal, in which there is room for driver and passenger, while the rear frame structure and the crash box use aluminum extensively.
The result is a much leaner, with less than 850 kg, and optimization of gravity of the vehicle, which provides for increased agility and driving is on the streets more difficult.
The name "4C concept" evokes the pleasure of sporty driving only the spectacular "4 cylinder" 1750 turbo petrol engine that offers more than 200 HP can offer. It presented a series of production models like the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, the engine has technical leading edge solutions such as direct injection, dual continuously variable valve timing and turbo system revolutionary control analysis that eliminates turbo lag .
The hotel is located on the rear of the vehicle, the engine Alfa Romeo 4C concept provides the performance, which is equivalent to or greater than 3 liters yet to meet a moderate fuel consumption, which is typical of small businesses, 4-cylinder engine. Along with the new automated "Alfa TCT" dry dual-clutch transmission, which was launched only a few months ago, the MiTo, which will soon be available in Juliet, the strong 1750 Turbo petrol engine to give the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept to achieve a maximum speed of 250 km / h and accelerate from 0-100 km less than 5 seconds. Vehicle to integrate the philosophy of technology, the Alfa DNA perfectly true, that combines all the technology on board, in a pleasant and adaptable to the driver, and even more the nature of "competitive" with the concept, compared to other vehicles currently for sale.
Alfa Romeo 4C concept is very sophisticated suspension layout (high wishbone front MacPherson strut rear) to ensure maximum agility and runnability. This solution, along with rear-wheel drive and the extra weight / power ratio, to ensure the pleasure of driving the Alfa Romeo, even better weight distribution (40% and 60% on the front, rear). Concept takes Brand sports tradition that brings us back to the start when agility and power / weight ratio was the key to a successful racing car, and combining these with the Alfa Romeo that sails on a daily basis.
This car is not just a styling exercise created for the Motor Show, it goes on sale in 2012 and is set to strengthen Alfa Romeo global growth.