litre 4 cylinder turbocharged
The 2011 Geneva Motor Show played host to the world debut
of the Alfa Romeo 4C concept, a compact sports car with
styling inspired by the gorgeous Alfa
Romeo 8c supercar.
The 4C Concept paves the way for a production
With its curvaceous, lithe bodywork the 4C is a very good
looking car. It almost has a hint of Italian-ified Lotus
Exige running through it - and that's a compliment of
the highest order.
Even the weight of the vehicle, just 850 kgs (1,873 lbs),
is impressive and very Lotus-like. The weight has been
kept in check thanks to a mixture of carbon fiber and
aluminium construction. And at least that means while
Lotus are currently electing to pile on the fat in the
near future, someone's remembered that "adding lightness"
really does work.
The Alfa Romeo 4C concept features technology and materials
derived from the 8C and other, more affordable, Alfa Romeos.
The engine for example is a 200 horsepower 1.8 litre turbocharged
4-cylinder which currently is found in the Giulietta
Quadrifoglio Verde. This engine features direct injection,
dual continuous variable valve timing and a scavenging
control system which eliminates turbo lag.
Coupled with the new automatic "Alfa TCT" twin
dry clutch transmission, this high-tech engine allows
the 4C Concept to reach a top speed of over 155 mph (250
km/h) and to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100km) in under
However the best part about the Alfa Romeo 4C concept
is the fact it actually made it to production!
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Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf
Alfa Romeo Nuvola
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo Diva
Alfa Romeo Spix
Alfa Romeo Coelus
Alfa Romeo Montreal
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