Alfa Romeo 4C Concept was unveiled today by the Italians at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This will underpin a series sports coupe that comes on the market in 2012.
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is a prototype that foreshadows a future compact sports coupe, according to Italian press release, reviving the passion in the sports range of Alfa Romeo.
Geneva 2011 Live – Alfa Romeo 4C Concept photo gallery
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept – Design & Engine
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is a pure sports-car concept with two seats, with a centrally located engine and rear wheel drive, which has a length of 4 meters and a wheelbase of only 2.4 meters giving – with 40% weight distribution on front and back 60% – agility in the automotive world hardly seen today.
The design concept is inspired by the 8C Competizione, and materials come to the same track. We speak of elements such as carbon fiber and aluminum and technical solutions such as price-to-wear turbo petrol engine of 1750 cc, dual-clutch automatic TCT gearbox and a DNA selector present on all models of the new generation of the Italians.
Thanks to the lightweight materials used in construction, Alfa Romeo 4C Concept manages to come up with a mass of just 850 kg, lower than that of the Fiat 500, for example. Under these conditions, the weight/power ratio is 4 kilograms/horsepower, an excellent model for a future series that promises to be within the limit of 50,000 euro.
Performance is within expectations, 5 seconds needs Alfa Romeo 4C Concept for 0-100 km/h and a maximum speed of 250 km/h is more than enough for a compact coupe.
The production model will be developed based on the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept and will come to market next year and will take 90% of its original design.
Geneva 2011 Live – Alfa Romeo 4C Concept Video
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept via Alfa Romeo