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Alfa Romeo 4C at the Geneva Motor Show: Italo athletes compete

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The A lfa Romeo 4C was one of the stars of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Back in 2012 Should it go into series production, the Italians announced at the time. Then the athlete disappeared in the wake of the financial crisis and weak sales of the Italians. In 2013 the southerners want to make a new attempt, in the USA. The Alfa Romeo 4C will celebrate its world premiere as a production model at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.

Alfa Romeo 4C weighing 895 kilos

The re-entry into the US market, which it left in 1994 , Alfa Romeo wants, among other things, with the Alfa 4C deny. The emotional model is intended to rekindle the hearts of US customers for the Italian brand.

The almost four meter long, two meter wide and only 1.18 meter high Alfa Romeo 4C at Maserati. The wheelbase of the mid-engine sports car is given as 2.38 meters. Like the study, the production model also has a chassis made of aluminum and carbon fiber laminate, which is supposed to reduce the weight to a dry 895 kg. The Alfa 4C is fired by a newly developed 1.8-liter turbo gasoline engine with direct injection with variable valve control, which is installed across behind the passengers. This should deliver 240 PS and 350 Nm in the 4C. The unit also complies with the Euro 6 emissions standard and the US emissions standards that will come into force in 2013. Shifting takes place via the TCT dual clutch transmission, which is provided with various driving programs, including a race mode. The sprint time from zero to 100 km /h is given as 4.5 seconds, the top speed should be over 250 km /h.

Alfa Romeo 4C costs from 60,000 euros

The lines of the production model practically do not deviate from the spectacular study. The interior of the Alfa 4C should show a lot of carbon fiber laminate around the two racing bucket seats.

For the market launch, Alfa Romeo wants to issue a 'Launch Edition' of the 4C. Of the 1,000 copies, 400 will be destined for Europe, Asia and Africa, 500 will go to the USA and 100 will be distributed to other world markets. Optional equipment includes white paint,Various carbon add-on parts, special rims, red painted brake calipers, a sports exhaust system, a sports air filter, a sports suspension, Alcantara in the interior, a numbered badge and a driver training course in Italy. Alfa Romeo has set the price for the special model at 60,000 euros plus tax. The 4C is built by Maserati.


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