Alfa Romeo 4C standard with 296 bhp
We’re getting more and more signals that the Alfa Romeo 4C is as good as ready for production. That is why lots of rumors are now going around about the exact performance figures of this model. The British AutoCar, for example, claims it will simply be a smaller brother to the 8C. In other words; a limited model capable of great performance. They say no more than 2.500 will be built annually and that the production will go on for 7,5 years.
It should be a true driver’s car (unlike the 8C) and represent what the all-new 1742cc 4-cylinder engine block – which will be positioned right behind the two seats – is capable of. It is an aluminum engine, producing 296 bhp, linked to a new generation TCT with double dry clutch. This small miracle will most likely be built in Pratola Serra (where lots of Alfa engines have been produced over the years) and will be given the honorable indication ‘1750’. The platform of the car is lighter than expected thanks to the use of high-quality aluminum and carbon fiber and should keep the car’s total weight below 850 kilos (1875 pounds). 340 Nm (251 ft/lb of torque) will help take this baby from 0 to 100 in under 5 seconds and on to a top speed exceeding 250 km/h (155 mph). An even more powerful version (picture above?) would also be considered. The suspension of the car has a new unique lay-out in benefit of the driving characteristics.
The – in Modena built – Alfa Romeo 4C should be a signal indicating that the brand is again state-of-the-art technique-wise. Exactly like it used to be. The rear-wheel drive 4C will be presented in Geneva in March.