Alfa Romeo 4C concept made its debut at the 81st International Motor Show. This compact "supercar" that represents the true essence of a sports car, based on brand values: performance, Italian style and technical excellence for maximum driving pleasure with safety.
The new concept presented in the classic formula for a two-seater, rear wheel drive coupe, that engine in the middle, about 4 meters long and the pace is less than 2.4 meters, the size, which are used both to highlight the size compact car and the agility to highlight it. Distinguished by clean lines and graceful exterior, the same principles apply within the concept design for special trains to maintain the properties and equipment that directly reflect the car's sporting spirit.
And 'Concept Alfa Romeo 4C, technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione to find a home - coal, aluminum, rear-wheel drive - and the technology of Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: 1750 turbo engine with gasoline direct injection gasoline, "Alfa TCT" dry dual-clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA switch dynamic.
Simply, this vehicle is the Alpha and screams. The soul of a sports car to create a unique driving experience, as well as road and when you compete with the speed and lateral acceleration of more demanding.
Born from the experience of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and 8C Spider models, the new shares of its concept car with rear-wheel drive super exclusive cars, and philosophy based on achieving maximum driving pleasure and the legendary Alfa Romeo handling. It is a goal that the 8C Competizione and 8C Spider continuing mainly due to their increased power, while Alfa Romeo 4C Concept follows the route of a limited weight, made possible by the extensive use of coal, which is also a structural role and warrants outstanding agility with a weight / power ratio is less than 4 kg / hp. The frame supports a body made entirely from coal, in which there is room for driver and passenger, while the structure of the rear frame and crash box use aluminum extensively.
The end result is a significant reduction in weight, is limited to less than 850 kg, and optimize the center of gravity of the car, giving the advantage of flexibility and maneuverability in the most difficult routes.
The name "4C Concept" is evocative of the pleasure of sporty driving, as only the spectacular "4 cylinder" 1750 Turbo petrol engine that offers more than 200 hp can bring. Already presented a number of production models, such Quadrifoglio Verde Giulietta engine boasts advanced technical solutions, such as direct injection, dual continuously variable valve timing, turbocharged and revolutionary control system that eliminates turbo lag scan .
Located at the back center of the vehicle, the engine on the Alfa Romeo 4C concept guarantees a return that equals or exceeds that of a 3-liter engine, while still providing moderate fuel consumption, which is typical of a 4-cylinder compact. Along with the new automatic transmission "Alfa TCT" dual-clutch transmission dry, launched a few months ago and the MiTo will soon be available in the Giulietta, the powerful turbocharged petrol engine enables the 1750 Alfa Romeo 4C concept reach a top speed of over 250 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km in less than 5 seconds. The car features Alfa DNA technology and a philosophy that brings together all the technology on board, so it is nice and customizable to the driver and further accentuating the "competitive" nature of the concept compared to other cars available today.
Alfa Romeo 4C concept is very sophisticated suspension layout (high wishbone front MacPherson strut rear) to ensure maximum agility and runnability. This solution, along with rear-wheel drive and the extra weight / power ratio, to ensure the pleasure of driving the Alfa Romeo, even better weight distribution (40% and 60% on the front, rear). Concept takes Brand sports tradition that brings us back to the start when agility and power / weight ratio was the key to a successful racing car, and combining these with the Alfa Romeo that sails on a daily basis.
This car is not just a styling exercise created for the Motor Show, it goes on sale in 2012 and is set to strengthen Alfa Romeo global growth.