2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

0
1

At the 81st Geneva International Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept will make its debut, a compact supercar which represents the true essence of a sports car, according to the brand’s values: performance, Italian style and technical excellence aimed at maximum driving pleasure in total safety. The new concept presents the classic formula of the two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupe with its engine at the centre, dimensions which serve both to emphasise the compact size of the car and to accentuate its agility. Distinguished by its graceful and clean external lines, the same principles are also applied to the inside, with the Concept’s specific on-board design maintaining features and devices which directly reflect the car’s sporting spirit.

On the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione find a home – carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technology derived from Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the Alfa TCT twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector. Quite simply, this vehicle screams Alfa. Its sports car soul creates a unique driving sensation, both on the road and when racing, where its velocity and transverse acceleration become even more demanding.

Born from the experience acquired through the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and 8C Spider models, the new concept car shares its rear-wheel drive with the exclusive supercars as well as its philosophy based on achieving maximum driving pleasure and the proverbial Alfa Romeo road handling. This is an objective which the 8C Competizione and the 8C Spider pursue mainly through their increased power, while the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept follows the route of limited weight, made possible by extensive use of carbon, which also plays a structural role and guarantees exceptional agility with a weight/power ratio which is lower than 4 kg/HP. The final result is a significant reduction in weight, limited to less than 850 kg, as well as the optimisation of the vehicle’s centre of gravity, which gives the advantage of increased agility and driveability on the most challenging roads.

Source: Alfa Romeo Press Release

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 1.75L Inline 4 Turbo
Weight: 850 kg / 1,873 lbs
Power: 148+ kW / 200+ hp / 201+ PS
0-100 kph: 4.9 seconds
Torque: -
Top Speed: 250 kph / 155 mph

VIDEO

2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

The production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C makes its debut at the 2013 International Motor Show in Geneva....

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept

The preview of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, the convertible evolution of the award-winning coupe launched in 2...

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Adding to the Alfa Romeo brand's legendary racing history and the exciting experience of open-air motoring,...

2015 Pogea Racing 4C Centurion

It beats them all, no matter whether the current Porsche 911, BMW M4 or Mercedes AMG GT! We're talking abou...

1966 Alfa Romeo Spider

The Alfa Romeo Spider is a roadster produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1993 (190...

2008 Alfa Romeo Brera S

Few sports cars are developed specifically for Britain's roads. Those that have been tend to become true 'd...

2003 Alfa Romeo GTV

The Alfa Romeo range line-up is completed by two cars with powerful sporting personalities equipped with li...

2010 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA

A historical and famous signature throughout the world which, interpreted in a modern and effective manner,...

2006 Alfa Romeo Spider

Debuting in Geneva is the Alfa Spider. A complex, sophisticated creature which both recalls the glorious Al...

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio produces 510 horsepower and 600 Nm Torque. The new Alfa Romeo Giulia de...

2007 Alfa Romeo 159

The undisputed star of the 2005 Geneva International Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 159 made its market debut....

2005 Alfa Romeo Brera

When the fascinating 'Brera' concept car was presented at the Geneva Motor Show two years ago, Giorgetto Gi...