Alfa Romeo returned to the Geneva Motor Show with a spectacular stand that unfolded like a winding, dynamic road - the ideal place to present the world première of the Alfa Romeo 4C.
The new ‘compact supercar’ represents the true essence of a sports car, embodying the authentic values of the brand: Italian style, performance, technical excellence, and offering maximum driving satisfaction.
Designed by Alfa Romeo and produced in the Maserati plant, the beguiling mid-engined rear-wheel drive coupé with two bucket seats will be on sale later this year. It will be the first car to inaugurate Alfa Romeo’s global growth plan.
Derived directly from the concept which raised many eyebrows at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, the Alfa Romeo 4C uses technologies and materials derived from the 8C Competizione – carbon, aluminium, and rear-wheel drive. It also adopts technologies from the latest standard models from Alfa Romeo, but thoroughly developed to enhance the sports appeal of the new car to the full.
This is demonstrated by the new 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA selector with the brand-new Race mode.
A length of approximately four metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres, these dimensions emphasise the car’s compact attributes while also accentuating its agility on the other. In addition, the excellent dynamic features of Alfa Romeo 4C are confirmed by a weight to power ratio of less than 4 kg/HP; it is a value worthy of a real ‘supercar’.
This car quite simply screams Alfa. Its sports car soul creates a unique driving sensation, both on the road and when racing, where its velocity and transverse acceleration become even more demanding.