Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

The Alfa Romeo 4C is a small, lightweight, rear wheel drive sports car. It uses a carbon fiber tub, front and rear crash box, and hybrid rear frame mainly out of aluminum to keep its weight at 895 kilograms (1,973 lb); 995 kilograms (2,194 lb) in the United States. The 4C will be the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo car for re-entry into the US market by 2014.

The 4C uses a new all-aluminium 1.75 L (1,742 cc) 240 horsepower (180 kW) at 6000 rpm inline 4 cylinder turbocharged engine.0–62 miles per hour (0–100 km/h) acceleration is achieved in 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 258 km/h (160 mph). The 4C is equipped with six speed Alfa TCT Dual Dry Clutch Transmission, and can be operated via gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. It also has an Alfa 'DNA' dynamic control selector which controls the behavior of engine, brakes, throttle response, suspension and gearbox. 

The Launch Edition vehicles are limited versions of the early production Alfa Romeo 4C units:
500 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East
500 in North America  
100 in the rest of the world
(wikipedia)

2014 U.S. "Launch Edition"


The 4C Launch Edition is the opening volley of Alfa's US return and adds a number of items to the already appealing sports car. The 500 Launch Editions will be limited to three colors - Alfa Red, Rosso Competizione or Madreperla White. It sports standard bi-xenon headlamps, which do away with the polarizing covers that highlighted European models. A carbon-fiber spoiler and mirror caps and unique forged wheels round out the changes for first US-spec 4Cs. (autoblog.com)

The more conventional headlights of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider we saw in Geneva found their way onto the American 4C Launch Edition during its debut in New York. The American 4C LE is easily recognized from the rear too, with the two special parts next to the number plate which were put there to meet the strong regulations in case one gets tailed. (autoedizione.com)













2013 European "Launch Edition"


European model is a limited (500 units) version include choice of 2 body colours (Alfa Red, exclusive matt Carrara White), carbon aerodynamic kit (including headlights, spoiler and door mirror covers), rear aluminium extractor with dark finishing, Bi-LED headlights, 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloy wheels with dark treatment, front air intakes and brake calipers in a specific colour, racing exhaust system, suspension kit with specific calibration for shock absorbers and rear anti-roll bar, sports seats and steering wheel covered with leather and microfibre and trimmed with white stitching with distinctive plate with progressive numbering from 1 to 500. For Alfa Red body colour car, it included red stitching on the steering wheel trim, handbrake, mats, handles and sports seats. (wikipedia)




































2012 Concept Car










2011 Concept Car



















(Photos from autoblog.com & autoevolution.com)




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