Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Posted on 21 March 2011 by Tony Santos

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Celebrated its debut at the 81st Geneva Motor Show, is the new Alfa Romeo 4C Concept bringing the company’s sporting tradition where agility and weight/power ratio are the keys to a successful racing vehicle.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupe with its engine mounted at the centre. Its rear-wheel drive is based from Alfa Romeo’s two exclusive supercars, the 8C Competizione and 8C Spider models. It has a compact size which measures approximately 4m in length and a wheelbase of less than 2.4m both contributing to its agility.

Another factor that contributes to its exceptional agility is the weight reduction through extensive use of carbon, attaining a weight/power ratio lower than 4 kg/HP. The chassis supports a body crafted completely from carbon while the rear frame structure and the crash boxes use aluminum. As a result is a significant 850 kg reduction in weight.

Power for the Alfa Romeo 4C concept comes from a centrally mounted 4 cylinder 1750 Turbo Petrol engine making 200 hp. Mated to the new automatic “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission, the powerful 1750 Turbo petrol engine allows the 4C Concept to sprints from 0-100 km in just 5 seconds with a top speed of over 250 km/h.

To ensure maximum agility and road handling, along with the rear-wheel drive and the excellent weight/power ratio, 4C concept also has a quadrilateral suspension layout at the front and MacPherson at the rear with its weight distributed 40% at the front axle and 60% at the rear.

The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept will be on sale in 2012 and is set to reinforce Alfa Romeo’s global growth.

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