The 4C is more than just a return to form for Alfa Romeo. The 4C is a mid-engined, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports car available in coupé and spider body style. The 4C Launch Edition was a limited and numbered edition, unveiled at the vehicle’s launch at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that came in a choice of four paint colours (Rosso Alfa, Rosso Competizione tri-coat, Madreperla White tri-coat or Carrara White matt). Many of these reserved examples were offered to Middle East customers who lapped up its distinguishing features of the 3,989mm long car like the carbon fibre trim (including headlight housings, spoiler and door mirror caps), rear aluminium extractor with dark finishing, Bi-LED headlights, dark painted 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloy wheels, additional air intakes on the front fascia, red brake calipers, racing exhaust system, BMC air cleaner, specific calibration for shock absorbers and rear anti-roll bar, leather/fabric sports seats with parts in Alcantara and a numbered plaque.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and made at the Maserati plant in Modena, Italy, the 4C is offered with racing bucket seats and rear-wheel drive derived from the 8C Competizione along with technologies from Alfa Romeo’s latest models including the lightweight all-aluminium 237bhp/350 Nm 1.75-litre turbocharged inline-four mated to6-speed “TCT” dual dry-clutch transmission with tiptronic gearshift function. A driving mode selector with the brand-new Race mode is part of the specifications.
Revolutionary for its price bracket, as it comes with a carbon-fibre tub chassis, a mostly-aluminium hybrid rear and sub frame and composite body panels, all to keep its weight to around 895kg.
The weight distribution over the axles is 38:62 front: rear with a mid-engine layout. The car uses asymmetric front and rear wheel combos. 17-inch front and 18-inch rear come as standard, which can be upgraded to 18-inch front and 19-inch rear if desired. Brembo ventilated disc brakes come in all corners. There is no power steering, in order to save weight. Safety features include airbags and stability control.
|Engine||I4 1.8L RWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Tire Size||P205 / 45ZR17,P235 / 40ZR18|
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