ALFA ROMEO LEADING INNOVATION: THINK FIRST TO BE FIRST.
For over a century, the fierce competitive spirit that is the driving force behind Alfa Romeo racetrack wins, has translated to its leading status as a world-class automaker.
Engineering and design innovations led to the development of lightweight but durable chassis systems for race cars.
These advancements have been incorporated into the Alfa Romeo street production cars, making them not only fast, but agile, responsive and perfectly balanced.
In bringing these racing innovations to production street cars, Alfa Romeo can name a number of engineering firsts:
A NEW BALANCE OF POWER HAS ARRIVED
They’re here. Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider, with their captivating mix of progressive technology, race-inspired performance and seductive styling, have come ashore to thrill Alfa Romeo devotees, performance enthusiasts and car connoisseurs alike. Born in Milan, Italy, each 4C model features interior and exterior design elements that conspire to rouse the senses, channeling the unique Alfa Romeo spirit that is over one-hundred years in the making.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider make their mark with aggressive performance that’s owed to innovative technology and new levels of efficiency. Their mid-engine-mounted 1750 turbocharged inline powerplant churns out some impressive numbers.
The 4C boasts 177 kW and a blazing top speed of 258 km/h. A quick look reveals an all-aluminium design with 4 valves per cylinder, a new-generation turbocharger, ultra-high-pressure direct fuel injection and a dual-core intercooler that cools intake air before it reaches the turbocharger. A quick spin reveals an exhilarating 0 – 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds — and large, cross-drilled, ventilated brakes take it from 100 – 0 km/h in under 30 metres.
While the Alfa Romeo 4C exterior strongly hints at the gripping performance experience that lies ahead, getting behind the wheel will confirm even the highest of expectations. This is an interior that takes into account every aspect of driver needs, putting innovative, vital controls within easy reach. This is the kind of sports car that works with you to produce the most thrilling ride possible.
The 4C is equipped with an ALFA TCT 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters, a solution that combines the instant power of a sequential shift with all the convenience of an automatic. This system works like two gearboxes in parallel, each with its own clutch, minimizing discontinuity in power
transmission. The ALFA TCT clutch has been specially modified for use on the Alfa Romeo 4C, and features control software that ensures the fastest possible gearshifts under all conditions — as quick as 130 milliseconds. Gearshifts are more aggressive in the dynamic and race modes, yet are completed in the smoothest way possible on bends to avoid reducing stability.
The 4C is also fitted with Launch Control for masterful, high-performance standing starts. Launch Control is
activated by pressing the brake pedal while pushing the accelerator pedal all the way down and squeezing the paddle on the left of the steering wheel. As soon as you release the brake, the system automatically controls the transmission, traction and power to maximize acceleration.