Feb 14, 2013

Production Alfa Romeo 4C Finally Revealed at Geneva

The production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C has finally been revealed, and the car will be shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. The car looks very similar to the concept that has been shown since 2011 with two seats, rear-wheel drive and a 1750cc turbocharged engine. Sales will begin worldwide in 2013. The 4C name comes from Alfa Romeo's 8C and 6C sports cars that began in 1920s. The cars used various tunes of Alfa Romeo's straight-eight and straight-six engines respectively until the 50s. The name is also supposed to represent that the car has a less than 4kg/hp power-to-weight ratio. To achieve the low weight, the 4C uses a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum and a 1750cc turbocharged engine. The engine is also used in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta with 232hp, but Alfa Romeo has not officially said how much power the engine will have in the 4C. The transmission will be the Alfa TCT twin dry clutch transmission with Alfa DNA selector with Dynamic, Natural, All Weather and Race modes. The 4C is a tiny car that seats two people. It is 4m (13.12ft) long, 200cm (6.6ft) wide and 118cm (3.9ft) high with a 2.4m (7.9ft) wheelbase. The style of the 4C is supposed to blend the look of the iconic 33 Stradale and more modern 8C Competizione. It is very similar to the look of the previous concepts. Alfa Romeo has not shown what the interior looks like yet, but the passenger cell is made from carbon fiber. The 4C will be built at the MaseratiMaseratiItaly, 1914 > present56 models350 photos6 videos factory in Modena. via autoviva.com

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