The Alfa Romeo 4C (type 960) is a small, light-weight, rear-wheel drive sports car, similar in size than Alfa Romeo MiTo. For Alfa Romeo 4C, uses a carbon fiber tub, front and rear crash box, and hybrid rear frame mainly of aluminum to keep the weight was 895 kg (1,973 pounds), 995 kg (2,194 pounds) in the United States. The 4C is the first mass-produced car Alfa Romeo for his re-entry into the US market in 2014.
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept (2011)
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is a two-seater with rear-wheel drive coupe with technology and materials derived from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission, the Alfa DNA dynamic selector. The Alfa Romeo 4C concept version presented at the 81st Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 followed by the 2011 Mille Miglia parade, Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was displayed for the first time outside in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2012 compared to the standard version, it is very similar, the main differences are headlights, side vents and mirrors.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept of the “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” award from the readers of the journal car was image chosen and won the Auto Bild Design Award 2011. It was awarded the “Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes” awarded referendum of the population Villa d’Este. The model was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, followed by 2013 food “Techno Classica” Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Moscow Raceway, 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The chassis of the mere “4C000” was also shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Order for European models began in October 2013 in Alfa Romeo dealers in Europe. As part of the Alfa Romeo 4C introduction Centro Stile Alfa Romeo and Compagnia Ducale designed a 4C IFD (Innovative frame design) bike inspired by the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe. The vehicle was sold at auction in December 2013, and in Europe, Asia and America.
Alfa Romeo 4C Production
The production of Alfa Romeo 4C began in May 2013 Maserati factory in Modena, with an expected production of up to 2500 units per year. It is the first mass-produced car Alfa Romeo to be for re-entry into the US market. Production of Alfa Romeo 4C was originally to over 1000 units per year, with an upper limit of 3500 units per year, depending on the amount of carbon-fiber chassis, which can be constructed from the supplier Adler plastic. In the context of the 3500-unit ratio be 1,000 units, of which intended for Europe. Delivery of European Alfa Romeo 4C Start edition took place in Balocco (Vercelli, Italy) test center, with Pierluigi De Silvestro (Switzerland), Philippe Walch (France), Carlos Diniz (Germany), Aldo Mariani (Netherlands) vehicles delivered and Stefano Zanotti (Italy).
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition (2013)
The Alfa Romeo 4C Home Edition is a limited and numbered edition, presented at start of the vehicle at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. 400 examples were reserved for Africa, Europe and the Middle East, North America for 500 and 100 for the rest of the world. The Alfa Romeo 4C comes in a choice of two colors. Particular characteristics of the first issue are carbon fiber trim, rear aluminum grease with a dark finish, Bi-LED headlights, dark painted 18-inch front and 19-inch alloy wheels, rear, additional air intake on the front end , red brake calipers, racing exhaust system, BMC air filter, specific calibration for shock absorbers and rear stabilizer, leather / cloth sport seats with parts in Alcantara and carbon fiber numbered plaque. Alfa Romeo 4C Red colored cars get matching red stitching on the steering wheel, handbrake, mats, hand grips and sports seats. In Europe, the vehicle went on sale from 60,000 euros including the VAT.
Alfa Romeo 4C Motorsport
On 09/12/2013, Alfa Romeo 4C driven (with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires) by Horst von Saurma completion of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes 4 seconds break the speed record for all production vehicles with engines below 250 hp. Alfa Romeo 4C is used as the official Safety Car of the Superbike World Championship since 2013 Season.