Essential style capable of conveying strong emotions, technical research that is always at the cutting edge, plus superlative road holding and driving satisfaction, combined with the maximum efficiency of the vehicle: these are the qualities that have always set Alfa Romeo apart in the world motoring scenario. The same values lie behind the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept, a compact "supercar" which represents the true essence of a sports car according to the values of the brand: performance, Italian style and technical excellence, offering maximum driving pleasure in total safety. That's why the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is "Ambassador DNA Technology", or ambassador of the engineering heritage that distinguishes the Alfa Romeo vehicles of today and tomorrow.
"D.N.A. Technology" is the Alfa Romeo philosophy for the technical development of all its models. Every car must know how to combine excellent dynamic performance (according to the brand's tradition), performance efficiency and environmental sustainability, maximum comfort and active and passive safety with control in all conditions.
In this perspective the 4C concept is the most advanced level of "D.N.A. Technology", where the "D" of Dynamic, linked to the performance and dynamics of the vehicle, is enhanced by transferring the perfect equilibrium between pleasure and thrill of performance with the awareness of efficiency in the daily driving experience.
The car on display in Frankfurt is marked by the new "Fluid Metal" livery that dynamically enhances the smooth, curvy and original lines. And precisely thanks to this attractive "Made in Italy" exterior, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept has been voted "Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year" by the readers of the German magazine, Auto Bild, coming out on top of its many competitors presented over recent months at the Geneva, Detroit, Tokyo and Shanghai Motor Shows.
The launch of the 4C is scheduled in 2013. In recent months the project was refined and enriched with technical contents to enhance the dynamic excellence of the car. The weight is confirmed at around 850 kg, with power topping 200 HP and a weight to power ratio less than 4 kg/HP, a value worthy of a real "supercar".
The concept presents the formula of the two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with its central engine, 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.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept uses technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione - carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive - and technology from Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the "Alfa TCT" twin dry clutch transmission, in short all the best of the "D.N.A. Technology", obviously including the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector that is its physical expression inside the interior of all the Alfa Romeo's.
From Fiat Group Automobiles Press
Will only go on sale in 2013
Looks nice in the silver tho...