The famous Italian Automaker Alfa Romeo, is all set to premiere the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, featuring the segment of super compact 2-seater with rear-wheel drive, at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013.
The inspired exterior layout, flash back from the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale car, following the strong traditional values with the overall advanced mechanical and technological enhancement in the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, to deliver the compactness, dynamism and agility in it. The new Alfa Romeo 4C as 2-seater with super compactness, will create a new segment of competition. It has a length, just less than 4 meters, width of 200 centimeters and a height of 118 centimeters. With agility, the 4C has given an absolute aerodynamic efficiency by the expert designers, to make it more stable at higher speeds. While in the interior, the friendliness in the design and interior-elements is created to deliver the comfortable driving experience with enhanced technological support.
The new 4 cylinder 1,750 CC Turbo Petrol Engine used by the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde version, is capable of producing a output of 235 hp[173 kilo-Watts], while a torque of 340 at 1900 rpm and is engineered with direct injection, dual continuous VVT[variable valve timing], and an unmatched control system known as ‘scavenging’, to remove the ‘turbo lag’. Also featuring the new advanced aluminum crankcase with sporty exhaust system and an innovative chassis structure made entirely of carbon load-bearing. While, the 1750 Turbo Diesel Engine is a combination of unmatched Alfa TCT automatic transmission with dual dry clutch. The provision of shift paddles situated behind the steering wheel for make automatic transmission to be operated in batch mode.
The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C will come with an all-new and advanced “Race” drive mode setting, adding one more to the already available 3 drive modes - Dynamic, Natural and All Weather modes, making the new 4C to sprint really fast on the track. The 2014 production version of Alfa Romeo 4C will have the best technology from two big brands - Alfa Romeo and Maserati, where we will see the best combination from the Alfa Romeo design and the Maserati production.
The new Alfa Romeo 4C will be on sale from this year and going to be a comeback of the Italian brand in the United States.
Photos of new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C going for debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
Auto Press Release 2013
World premiere: Alfa Romeo 4C
- Debuts in Geneva the new super compact Alfa Romeo to ’2 seater ‘rear-wheel drive and engine in central position.
- Born from the experience acquired through the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and produced in the factory Maserati of Modena, the new Alfa Romeo 4C will go on sale in 2013 and will mark the return of the Italian brand in the United States.
- Less than 4 meters wide, 200 cm, 118 cm high and has a wheelbase of less than 2.4 meters.
- New ’4 cylinder ’1750 Turbo Petrol entirely of aluminum.
- Automatic dual clutch Alfa TCT.
- New Alfa DNA selector mode with ‘Race’.
- Chassis made entirely of carbon load-bearing and structural.
- Power / weight ratio: less than 4 kg / hp.
83rd Geneva International Motor Show debut the final version of the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe ’2-seater “, with rear-wheel drive and engine in central position, which is the essence of sportsmanship inherent in the’ Alfa Romeo DNA ‘: performance, Italian style and technical excellence aimed at maximum driving pleasure in total safety.
Designed by the Alfa Romeo engineers and manufactured at the Maserati of Modena, the new supercar will go on sale Compact in 2013 and will mark the return of the Italian brand in the U.S., marking the beginning of the plan of Alfa Romeo’s global growth.
The Alfa Romeo 4C derives directly from the concept that aroused such admiration at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 was plenty to win three prestigious awards: ‘AutoBild Design Award’ (2011, Germany), ‘Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes’ (2012, Italy) and ‘Most Exciting Car of 2013 -’ What Car? ‘ (2013, UK).
The acronym ’4 C ‘ is inspired by the glorious past, projecting its brand into the future the values of technology and emotion. In fact, recalling the great sporting tradition of Alfa Romeo – the initials 8C and 6C in the thirties and forties have to identify cars, racing and road, equipped with the powerful ‘eight-cylinder’ and the innovative ‘six-cylinder’, confirming in its design and construction approach the goal of a weight / power ratio by a genuine supercar , less than 4 kg / hp, but focusing more than the maximum power output, to limit the weight to ensure maximum agility and performance. The Alfa Romeo 4C employs for this purpose technologies and materials derived from super (already including the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione) – carbon fiber, aluminum, rear-wheel drive – and technology of its latest models of Alfa Romeo series but renovated to enhance further the sporty new car. One example is the new 1750 Turbo Petrol direct injection all-aluminum, the sophisticated automatic dual dry clutch “Alfa TCT” and the Alfa DNA selector with the all-new Race mode.
Designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo 4C immediately recalls some iconic models of the tradition that have left an important mark in the history of the brand. One for all, by analogy size and layout, is definitely the 33 Stradale, a car that combined the extreme mechanical and functional for an essential style that ‘dressed’ properly the engine and the chassis with the treatments unmistakably Alfa Romeo. 4C also traces the same path and does so at the completion of a process that began with the 8C Competizione radicalizing some concepts peculiar brand such as compactness, dynamism and agility.
The simplicity of design and materials also distinguishes the interior, everything being designed and aimed at maximum involvement of the driving experience. In particular, stands out immediately inside the carbon fiber used for the realization of the central cell, left exposed to enhance the sense of uniqueness, technology and lightness.
Size and aerodynamics
The compact size make this a unique “two-seater” in the competitive landscape: it is little less than 4 meters wide, 200 cm, 118 cm high and has a wheelbase of less than 2.4 meters. Measures that, on the one hand, emphasize the qualities of compactness of the car, on the other accentuate the characteristics of agility. Moreover, thanks to the excellent work of the designers, the car reaches the highest levels of aerodynamic efficiency registering a Cz (lift coefficient) which like competition vehicles, contributes to stability at high speeds.
New ’4 cylinder ’1750 Turbo Petrol
Evolution of the engine already in use by version Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, the new ’4 cylinder ’1750 Turbo Petrol has an innovative aluminum crankcase and specific intake and exhaust systems optimized to further enhance the sportiness of the car. In addition there are technical solutions such as direct injection, dual continuous variable valve timing, a turbocharger and a revolutionary control system called “scavenging” which eliminates the “turbo lag”.
Alfa TCT automatic transmission
The 1750 Turbo Diesel is mated to the innovative automatic dual dry clutch Alfa TCT real point of reference for the sector weight and extremely quick implementation. The transmission can also be operated in batch mode through the “shift paddles” located behind the steering wheel.
The new Alfa DNA selector mode with ‘Race’
Debut of the new Alfa Romeo 4C Alfa DNA selector that the three settings available so far – Dynamic, Natural and All Weather – adds a fourth mode, ‘Race’, designed to further enhance the experience of driving on the track.
The excellence of Made in Italy
The final version of the 4C has benefited from the best technical-industrial brands Alfa Romeo and Maserati. In particular, the cooperation between the two manufacturers was conducted with a view to ensuring integration between the Alfa Romeo design and the Maserati production. In short, this is also a hallmark of Alfa Romeo, a century-old brand continues to be one of the most famous and respected ambassadors of Made in Italy in the world.
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