2016 Alfa Romeo 4C by Alfa Romeo

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alfa romeo produced just 18 examples of the 33 stradale the street-legal version of the racing type 33 it was packed with the era’s most innovative technology including a mixed-structure chassis derived from aeronautical technology using magnesium alloy and steel tubing as seen at first glance 33 stradale and the 4c share the same lines in which every single element has an essential function and nothing is superfluous both convey the pure automotive passion held by every designer engineer driver and enthusiast that has influenced the brand past and present alfa romeo 4c unabashedly draws its inspiration from the iconic 1967 alfa romeo 33 stradale a long-time fixture on “world’s best” lists 1967 2015 4 alfa romeo automobilismo storico centro documentazione arese milano

designed in collaboration with the world’s foremost racing chassis designers the alfa romeo 4c coupe and 4c spider are innovative at their very core supercar dna runs throughout including a carbon fiber monocoque chassis mid-engine design and aluminum subframes it begins with the solid foundation of a carbon fiber monocoque chassis laid by hand this carbon fiber is three times stronger and seven times lighter than conventional steel front and rear aluminum subframes combine strength with weight-saving technologies sheet molded compound smc is used for the outer body and is 20 lighter and more stable than steel — and also resists corrosion the end result of these advanced technologies is incredible strength and remarkable weight efficiency — the overall curb weight is just under 2,500 lbs for both 4c coupe and 4c spider composite body shell aluminum 13 al carbon 6 26.982 c aluminum engine frame 12.011 carbon fiber passenger cell

if there’s one thing alfa romeo has learned from years of victory on the racetracks it’s that balance is key the mid-engine layout rear-wheel drive and monocoque chassis give each 4c model ideal weight distribution with amazing handling and control with its rear-wheel drive 4c makes full use of the dynamic advantages afforded by this configuration rear-wheel drive allows better grip under acceleration when engine power throws weight toward the rear of the car rear-wheel drive also lets you enter curves at higher speeds delivering a far more intense and rewarding driving experience its groundbreaking centrally mounted aluminum engine significantly reduces weight as it eliminates the need for a driveshaft and optimizes weight distribution by concentrating mass near the center of the vehicle all of this means the alfa romeo 4c will accelerate as quickly as cars boasting higher horsepower — yet will corner sharper brake harder turn in quicker and respond more readily

while the alfa romeo 4c exterior strongly hints at the gripping performance experience that lies ahead getting behind the wheel will confirm even the highest of expectations this is an interior that takes into account every aspect of driver needs putting innovative vital controls within easy reach this is the kind of sports car that works with you to produce the most thrilling ride possible the 4c is equipped with an alfa tct 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters a solution that combines the instant power of a sequential shift with all the convenience of an automatic this system works like two gearboxes in parallel each with its own clutch minimizing discontinuity in power transmission the alfa tct clutch has been specially modified for use on the alfa romeo 4c and features control software that ensures the fastest possible gearshifts under all conditions — as quick as 130 milliseconds gearshifts are more aggressive in the dynamic and race modes

a combination of sport suspensions self-ventilated brake discs and different-diameter tires the 4c boasts an advanced ride control system giving every driver extra street smarts the suspension adopts race-derived technical solutions to optimize performance and deliver unrivaled driving pleasure at the front the alfa romeo 4c features a double-wishbone configuration that gives direct and unfiltered feedback from the road at the rear the advanced macpherson suspension ensures superb road-holding and driving fun even in the most extreme maneuvers both front and rear suspension systems are made from aluminum and high-strength steel macpherson rear suspension perforated self-ventilated discs 12 x 1.10 in the braking system is designed for high-performance racetrack use the perforated self-ventilated front discs and brembo® calipers offer supreme stopping power and to ensure maximum grip and prevent skidding under all conditions the 4c is fitted with different-diameter tires 17 –

perhaps it’s no coincidence that alfa romeo hails from milan italy the fashion capital of the world it’s a place that understands that the heart must have a say in even the most practical decisions the alfa romeo 4c coupe and 4c spider continue an alfa romeo tradition of performance-oriented lines and proportions inspired by the 1967 tipo 33 stradale considered by many as one of the most beautiful cars ever made the 4c models are just as shapely and offer the classic alfa romeo v-shaped “plunging neckline” front grille front and rear overhangs are dramatically short and dimensions are aerodynamically and dynamically optimized the famous alfa romeo badge confirms what all these visual cues are saying this is a legitimate sports car

to commemorate the exciting new arrival of the alfa romeo 4c coupe the first of these historically significant models will be offered as the 4c launch edition extremely limited in availability just 500 of these special models are slated for north america the 4c launch edition offers distinctive touches like a unique front fascia carbon fiber race kit bi-xenon projector headlamps carbon fiber mirror covers a carbon fiber rear spoiler 5-hole dark alloy 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with red brake calipers race exhaust and a choice of three commemorative colors inside you’ll find carbon fiber dash accents a racing steering wheel wrapped in black leather and microfiber black leather and microfiber seats and a 4c launch edition aluminum numbered serialized badge beyond its amazing performance capability don’t miss this extremely rare chance to own a part of automotive history

4c coupe exterior/interior combinations black fabric with red accent stitching black leather trim with red accent stitching red leather trim with black accent stitching black/tobacco leather trim with dark brown accent stitching black leather and microfiber with red accent stitching • • • ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° – ° ° paint color black white rosso alfa metallic basalt gray tri-coat paint madreperla white rosso competizione 17 – 18 alloy wheels 17 – 18 alloy wheels with matte black diamond finish • • • standard •  optional ° ° °   not available – 18 – 19 5-hole alloy wheels black fabric with red accent stitching black leather trim with red accent stitching red leather trim with black accent stitching black/tobacco leather trim with dark brown accent stitching black leather and microfiber with red accent

technical specifications engine type 1750 turbocharged aluminum 4-cylinder position mid-engine orientation transverse displacement cc 1742 maximum power hp at rpm 237 6,000 maximum torque lb-ft at rpm 258 lb-ft between 2,200 – 4,250 rpm driving mode selector type alfa dna positions all-weather natural dynamic alfa race transmission gearbox alfa tct with dual dry clutch paddle controls and launch control number of gears 6+r drive rear differential electronic q2 chassis type genuine carbon fiber monocoque front suspension double-wishbone rear suspension macpherson dual-cast perforated self-ventilated 305 x 28 discs front brakes mm brembo® fixed 4-piston calipers rear brakes mm perforated self-ventilated 292 x 22 discs standard front tires 205/45z r17 88y xl three-season performance standard rear tires 235/40z r18 95y xl three-season performance steering steering box rack and pinion performance acceleration 0 – 60 mph secs 4.1 top speed mph 160 maximum deceleration

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