Alfa Romeo 4C

The new Alfa Romeo 4C

The new Alfa Romeo 4C delivers ballistic performance with sensational Italian styling. It's red and it's rare!

Specifications

Gloss 'Alfa Rossa' exterior with black-leather interior

Two-Seats

1.75L (1750cc), turbocharged 4cyl engine

direct-injection fuel delivery

RWD, 6-spd TCT dual dry-clutch auto transmission

9.25:1 compression-ratio

177kW @ 6000rpm (240CV/237hp)

350Nm @ 2200rpm

137CV/litre - Specific Power Output

200Nm/litre - Specific Torque Output

895kg (dry weight)

1,025kg (kerb weight)

4.27kg/CV - weight/power ratio

41/59% weight distribution (f/r)

Pirelli PZERO F 205/40 ZR18

Pirelli PZERO R 235/35 ZR19

3,989mm (length)

2,090mm (width, including mirrors)

1,183mm (height)

2,380mm (wheelbase)

1,639mm (front track)

1,606mm (rear track)

Shell V-Power

Performance & Efficiency

0 to 100kph: 4.5 seconds

Top Speed: 258kph (160mph)

Quoted fuel consumption: 6.8l/100km

Actual fuel consumption: 8-12l/100km

Emissions: 157g CO2/km

Date

September 12, 2015

Category

Art, The Stable

About This Project

Style

Heritage and aerodynamic gracefulness in perfect balance, the design nods to history and makes reference to the unmistakable style of the 33 Stradale. Essential beauty at the service of extreme mechanics. Built in Modena, Alfa Romeo 4C combines two excellences – Alfa engineering and Maserati manufacturing – in one. Performance has never been this attractive. Each feature of the Alfa Romeo 4C’s breathtaking looks – like its slim volumes, muscular design and air intakes – has a specific aerodynamic function and contributes to creating downforce to increase stability at top speed.

Interior

Entering an Alfa Romeo 4C means entering the world of motorsport. To start with, the unique body cell is made from bare carbon fibre. Inside, competition seats guarantee a comfortable but correct racing posture. The seats incorporate a reinforced composite structure and special lightweight padding. The dashboard is made from a thermoformed shell like those found on limited edition supercars and the controls are all oriented towards the driver to give complete control of the car. The instrument panel graphics are inspired by those of competition cars. Aluminium pedals and heel guards form the last details of a true sporting character.

Made in Italy

The Alfa Romeo 4C is hand built at the Maserati factory in Modena by expert technicians who have undergone 500 hours of special training. Assembly technicians follow every phase of the process personally and, at the end of the line, perform rigorous quality control tests to ensure that all components function perfectly. The finished car is then handed over to expert test drivers for dynamic performance testing under a wide range of conditions. Only then is a new Alfa Romeo 4C declared ready to take to the road.

Lightweight Strength

Carbon fibre was chosen to create the central passenger cell and aluminium was used to make the engine and the front and rear sub-frames. Behind the occupants, a high strength steel roll-bar prevents deformation in the event of roll-over. Advanced composite materials, previously thought too difficult to apply to production models, complete the car’s innovative structure. On the Alfa Romeo 4C, low density composites are used for the outer body as they guarantee better stability than aluminium and 20% less weight than sheet steel.

Engine

The 4C’s 1750 cc turbocharged power plant is based on state-of-the-art engine technology. 4 cylinders, an aluminium block, a new generation turbocharger, ultra-high pressure direct fuel injection, two continuously variable valve timing units, scavenging technology and a dual clutch enable this 1750 cc unit to deliver unprecedented sporting performance. The Alfa Romeo 4C reaches 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and develops a top speed of 258 km/h. Despite this ballistic performance, the emissions of the Alfa Romeo 4C fall well within the strict limits of Euro 6.

Advanced Control

At the front, the Alfa Romeo 4C features a double wishbone configuration and at the rear, an advanced MacPherson suspension. This ensures superb road holding and driving fun, even in the most extreme maneuvers. The braking system is designed for high performance race track use. The perforated, self-ventilated front discs and Brembo calipers stop the car from 100 to 0 km/h in only 36 metres. And to ensure maximum grip and prevent skidding under all conditions, the 4C is fitted with different diameter tyres with the larger size on the rear for the best possible handling.