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Alfa Romeo 4C set for Geneva show debut | Autocar

The first pics of the production 4c!

and 250bhp/tonne? cant complain about that!!
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what i like is that the DNA will have race mode, presumably with all the electronic nannys switched off. Wonder if you will be able to retro fit that to my mito
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12 FEBRUARY 2013




WORLD PREMIÈRE: ALFA ROMEO 4C

• The new Alfa Romeo compact mid-engined supercar with rear-wheel drive and two bucket seats makes its début in Geneva.
• The new Alfa Romeo 4C is the result of experience built up with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione model produced in the Maserati plant in Modena and it will be available for purchase in 2013, marking the return of the Italian brand to the United States.
• Less than 4 metres in length, 200 cm wide, 118 cm high and with a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres.
• New 4 cylinder 1750 Turbo Petrol all-aluminium engine.
• Alfa TCT twin clutch automatic transmission.
• New Alfa DNA selector with Race mode.
• Chassis made entirely of carbon with load-bearing and structural function.
• Weight to power ratio less than 4 kg/HP.

The final version of the Alfa Romeo 4C makes its début at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva. This mid-engined rear-wheel drive coupé with two bucket seats represents the true essence of a sports car at the heart of Alfa Romeo’s DNA: performance, Italian style and technical excellence, offering maximum driving satisfaction in total safety.

Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and produced in the Maserati plant in Modena, the new compact supercar will be available for purchase in 2013, marking the return of the Italian brand to the United States and inaugurating Alfa Romeo’s global growth plan.

The Alfa Romeo 4C derives directly from the concept which raised many eyebrows in wonder at the Geneva Show in 2011, so much so that it won three prestigious awards: the ‘AutoBild Design Award’ (2011, Germany), the ‘Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes’ (2012, Italy) and the ‘Most Exciting Car of 2013’ - ‘What Car?’ (2013, Great Britain).

Acronym 4C
The acronym ‘4C’ draws its inspiration from the brand’s glorious past, projecting the values of technology and emotions into the future. Indeed, it refers to Alfa Romeo’s great sporting tradition: the acronyms 8C and 6C in the 1930s and 1940s distinguished cars – both racing and road – fitted with the powerful ‘eight cylinders’ and the innovative ‘six cylinders’, confirming in its design layout and construction the goal of achieving the power/weight ratio of an authentic supercar, less than 4 kg/HP, yet focusing not merely on the maximum power delivered, but on limiting the weight to guarantee maximum agility and top performance. To this end, the Alfa Romeo 4C uses technologies and materials derived from super sports cars (including the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione) – carbon fibre, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technologies from the latest standard models from Alfa Romeo, but updated to enhance the sports appeal of the new car even further. This is demonstrated by the new 1750 Turbo Petrol all-aluminium engine with direct injection, the sophisticated Alfa TCT twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA selector with the unprecedented Race mode.

Exterior style
Designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, the 4C immediately brings to mind some of the traditional iconic models which have left a significant mark in the history of the Brand. Above all others, in terms of dimensional and layout similarities, one stands out in particular: the 33 Stradale, a car that combined extreme mechanical and functional requirements with an essential style which ‘clothed’ the engine and chassis appropriately with unmistakable Alfa Romeo treatments. The 4C has followed suit, and thus completes a journey which was embarked upon with the 8C Competizione, emphasising some particular concepts of the brand, such as compact size, dynamism and agility.

Interior design
The elemental design and essential materials also distinguish the interior, which is all designed and built for maximum driving satisfaction. Specifically, the carbon fibre in the interior immediately stands out, used to make the central cell, which has been left in full view to enhance the sense of uniqueness, of technology and light weight.

Dimensions and aerodynamics
The compact dimensions make this car with 2 bucket seats truly unique amid its competitors: it is just under 4 metres long, 200 cm wide, 118 cm high and with a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres. These dimensions serve both to emphasise the compact size of the car and to accentuate its agility. What’s more, owing to the designers’ excellent work, the car achieves maximum aerodynamic efficiency levels, recording a negative Cz (downforce coefficient) which, as in racing cars, contributes towards achieving increased stability at higher speeds.

New 4 cylinder 1750 Turbo Petrol
An evolution of the engine already in use in the Quadrifoglio Verde version of the Giulietta, the new 4 cylinder 1750 Turbo Petrol engine implements an innovative aluminium block and specific intake and exhaust systems which have been optimised to enhance the sports appeal of the car even further. In addition, it boasts cutting-edge technical solutions including direct fuel injection, dual continuous variable valve timing, a turbocharger and a revolutionary scavenging control system that gets rid of any turbo lag.

Alfa TCT automatic transmission
The 1750 Turbo Petrol engine is teamed with the innovative Alfa TCT automatic twin dry clutch transmission, which is a genuine benchmark in its segment due to its low weight and extreme speed of activation. The gears can also be changed in sequential mode using the shift paddles located behind the steering wheel.

The new Alfa DNA selector with Race mode
The Alfa Romeo 4C also sees the début of the new Alfa DNA selector which not only features the three standard settings available until now – Dynamic, Natural and All Weather – but also a fourth mode: Race, designed to enhance the driving experience on a race track even further.

Excellence made in Italy
The very best technical and industrial expertise of the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands were used to develop the final version of the 4C. Specifically, the teamwork between the two brands was aimed at the integration of the Alfa Romeo design department with the Maserati production plant. In short, this too is a distinguishing trait of Alfa Romeo, a brand with a century of history that continues to be one of the most famous and popular ambassadors of Italian products across the world.

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This press release is available on Fiat Group Automobiles Press
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Jip they started confirming interest with those that made contact with them.

RHD production to start in September this year...
 
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I hope excitement won't dissapear after they reveal prices.
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They say its gona cost between 56k-64k.

Im not so sure on the front LEDs though :/



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They say its gona cost between 56k-64k.

Im not so sure on the front LEDs though :/
Pounds or Euro's?
 
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Ermm... I dont know probably pounds

I think its gona cost about 60k euros here



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Good to see that they have followed it through to production without too many physical changes, in fact you would be hard pressed to tell the differences between concept and production version. Its a nice car - its not a car for me but its a nice car.

Those press release pictures are heavily Photoshopped so I presume they are still polishing up the launch car.

The lucky people who will be buying this car just have to think where to put the number plate now - wherever it goes it will take something away from the design of the shapely nose.

Well done Alfa.
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note that ALFA are STILL not confirming weight, price or power in any official releases

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I am so pleased I asked to mods to open this thread when the 4C was just a concept - credit to the mods for believing it would ever come to reality!
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They say its gona cost between 56k-64k.

Im not so sure on the front LEDs though :/
Surely not, that is ridiculous for a small 250bhp sports car, carbon tub or not.

They'll be pricing themselves out of many, many customers at that price when the Lotus Exige S has received rave reviews and can be picked up for 50k and a Cayman S with a few options is not far off that, either.
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The headlights and mirrors look terrible!

Still I want one. I really want one.
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The headlights and mirrors look terrible!

Still I want one. I really want one.
reminds me a TVR headlights : TVR Cerbera
can't say I like headlight housing as well. black inserts makes it look cheap.

thumbs up though for keeping it similar to concept
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Yes! Yes! Yes! love it, where do I sign?
...in two years or so mind you 'cause I can't afford £50k lol but what a lovely thing

Think I'll hold off see how it turns out in road tests and give it a year or so for niggles to be ironed out then have a look then
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Surely not, that is ridiculous for a small 250bhp sports car, carbon tub or not.

They'll be pricing themselves out of many, many customers at that price when the Lotus Exige S has received rave reviews and can be picked up for 50k and a Cayman S with a few options is not far off that, either.
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They have limited production to 2500 a year... its a carbon chassis unlike the Lotus so much more expensive to produce....

It looks AMAZING and to all those doubters who said it will never happen

I dont think the price is over the top at all... they'll have no trouble selling them and we surely want Alfa to make a profit ...
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i think i'll have to wait for a facelift. in white it'll look like a panda with those black headlights. the small leds look like eye lashes make up

the option to have them colour in body colour would help alot.
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Everything else about the car looks gorgeous but the black plastic headlight surrounds are really really bad. They remind me of the aftermarket "upgrade" that could be had on the 2002 Subaru Impreza. Like in this picture.
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Everything else about the car looks gorgeous but the black plastic headlight surrounds are really really bad. They remind me of the aftermarket "upgrade" that could be had on the 2002 Subaru Impreza. Like in this picture.


Yup, the black surround hasn't grown on me one bit since the morning. I'd want to paint it red and put a plastic surround on it if I had one.

I don't imagine body colour looking great.
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