Power plays a great role in the delivery of performance, but it’s not enough by itself. Performance is the perfect combination of power, control and driving pleasure. To ensure this unique synergy of elements, we employ every necessary technical solution, from cutting-edge new ideas, to classic and unbeatable traditional ones.
The success Alfa Romeo has enjoyed over the years can be attributed to our long dedication to making the most efficient use of both power and weight. This challenge underlies the design of every component of the car.
From the sweeping lines of each breathtaking model to the smallest distinguishing features, every Alfa Romeo conveys pure automotive passion. The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider continue an Alfa Romeo tradition of performance-oriented lines and proportions. Inspired by the 1967 Tipo 33 Stradale, considered by many as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the 4C models are just as shapely, and offer the classic Alfa Romeo V-shaped “plunging neckline” front grille.
The Alfa Romeo 4C centrally mounted aluminum engine is the master of balance; it delivers an impressive power while significantly reducing weight, as it eliminates the need for a driveshaft and optimizes weight distribution by concentrating mass near the center of the vehicle. Its engine design is ultra-modern, an all-aluminum engine with 4 valves per cylinder, ultra high pressure direct fuel injection, a new-generation turbocharger and a dual core intercooler.
The advanced engine technology of the Alfa Romeo 4C maximizes torque at low engine speeds and delivers more power in response to driver input. The control unit determines the valve timing to encourage fresh airflow from the intake through to the exhaust during the overlap period. By improving the circulation in the combustion chamber, this direct flow increases combustion efficiency and turbine speed and reduces turbo lag.
Climbing into the interior reveals a study in driver-centric design and opulent materials, including hand-laid carbon fiber. Competition seats guarantee a comfortable but correct racing posture. Race-ready bucket seats incorporate a reinforced composite structure for strength and lightness, while pronounced bolstering keeps the driver firmly in place.
On the 4C, absolutely everything expresses the racing spirit of Alfa Romeo. The finely crafted details are purposeful and carefully edited; instruments and controls are angled toward the driver. The race-inspired steering wheel is flat at the bottom. The dashboard is made from a thermoformed shell, like those found on limited-edition supercars.
The cockpit graphics have a high visual impact and are clearly inspired by those of sport motorcycles and competition cars. Aluminum pedals and heel guards form the last details of its true sporting character. It all works to create the kind of competitive atmosphere that brings out the best in you — and your driving.
|Max power||237 hp (177 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (136 bhp/liter)|
|Estimated MPG||24 City / 34 HWY|
|Engine||1.7 L I-4|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Fuel Type||Premium unleaded|
|Maximum torque||258 lb.-ft. (350 N•m) @ 2,200 – 4,250 rpm|
|Max speed||160 mph / 257 km/h|
|Curb weight||2,465 (1,118 kg)|
|Dry weight||2,315 (1,050 kg)|
|Weight Distribution, percent F/R||41 / 59|
|Fuel-Tank Capacity, gallons (liters)||10.5 (40)|