This mid-engined rear wheel drive coupe with two bucket seats represents the true essence of a sports car at the heart of Alfa Romeo’s DNA, performance, Italian style and technical excellence, offering maximum driving satisfaction in total safety. The acronym ‘4C’ draws its inspiration from the brand’s glorious past, projecting the values of technology and emotions into the future.
Alfa Romeo has not revealed how much power the Alfa Romeo 4C will deliver, but has confirmed that each horsepower will be pushing only 8.8 pounds. If assured 230 to 250 hp engine is utilized, it indicates that we could be looking at a curb weight of just over 2,000 pounds.
The engine will be a turbocharged 1.75-liter unit composed of aluminum and powering only the rear wheels. The powertrain will also feature the Fiat Group’s MultiAir technology and a new “scavenging” system that is said to reduce turbo lag.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and produced in the Maserati plant in Modena, the new compact supercar will be available for purchase in 2013, marking the return of the Italian brand to the United States and inaugurating Alfa Romeo’s global growth plan.
The acronym ‘4C’ draws its inspiration from the brand’s glorious past, projecting the values of technology and emotions into the future. Indeed, it refers to Alfa Romeo’s great sporting tradition: the acronyms 8C and 6C in the 1930s and 1940s distinguished cars both racing and road fitted with the powerful ‘eight cylinders’ and the innovative ‘six cylinders’, confirming in its design layout and construction the goal of achieving the power or weight ratio of an authentic supercar, less than 4 kg/HP, yet focusing not merely on the maximum power delivered, but on limiting the weight to guarantee maximum agility and top performance.