Alfa Romeo world premiere 4C at Geneva Motor Show 2013, the ‘compact supercar’ which represents the true essence of a sports car, embodying the authentic values of the brand: Italian style, performance, and technical excellence, offering maximum driving satisfaction in total safety.
Derived directly from the concept which raised many eyebrows in wonder at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, the Alfa Romeo 4C uses technologies and materials derived from the 8C Competizione – carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technologies from the latest standard models from Alfa Romeo currently on the market, but thoroughly developed to enhance the sports appeal of the new car to the full. This is demonstrated by the new 1750 Turbo Petrol engine with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA selector with the brand-new Race mode.
A length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres: these dimensions on the one hand emphasise the car’s compact attributes while also accentuating its agility on the other. In addition, the excellent dynamic features of Alfa Romeo 4C are confirmed by a weight to power ratio of less than 4 kg/HP; it’s a value worthy of a real ‘supercar’. This vehicle quite simply 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.
The public at the Geneva Motor Show will be able to admire some examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C on display and will even be able to get hands-on experience of the most innovative technological content: the engine-transmission unit dissected so that you can see its tiniest details and the suspended carbon fibre chassis to emphasise its lightness, surrounded by a transparent profile which takes up the line of the 4C to help visitors contextualise the position of the body in relation to the body of the car.
Beside the Alfa Romeo 4C, the booth will also be exhibiting two MiTo vehicles: a Limited Edition Superbike 170 HP of 200 models and a Superbike 1.4 135 HP TCT Special Series, customised with the original SBK kit. Both special versions are inspired by the MiTo, Official Safety Car of the “FIM SBK Superbike World Championship”, a witness to the winning team of the brand and the Championship, starting in 2007, that best conveys Italian motor racing style and experience around the world.