New Alfa Romeo 4C

Available at Bishops Alfa, Guildford

Images of iconic, race-winning cars. The noise of engines, acceleration and braking, and the spirit of competition. The roar of the crowd, arms raised to the sky, excitement and passion. The name of Alfa Romeo and the faces of drivers, bend after bend. The blank sheets start to fi ll with pencil sketches, the best the Centro Stile can produce. The design is changed, improved, perfected. Then a clay model is made in 3/8 scale, followed by a full scale model, to finalise dimensions and form. From concept car to production model, further changes are minimal, and made only for homologation purposes. The objective is to give enthusiasts the supercar of their dreams, a car with unique styling and with design choices at home on both road and track. Once, this was a dream. Now it is the Alfa Romeo 4C.

"The 4C is seductive, sexy, and highly desirable" - Top Gear Writer Anonymous

Top Gear Review

"a pretty compelling turn of speed, startling grip and agility, an admirable purity of purpose" - Car Magazine Editor Ben Miller

Car Magazine Review

"The reason people like it is simple: it’s sporty and interesting" - The Sunday Times Driving Writer Jeremy Clarkson

The Sunday Times Driving Review

The essence of the Alfa Romeo 4C can be found in its performance. Every single design decision was taken with this in mind. The heart of the 4C, a centrally mounted engine, is clearly visible through the back window. Every other element of the car starts from here. The round rear light clusters blend into sculpted rear wings that house the air intakes for the intercooler. The energy-packed and dynamic sides taper into a perfect front profile for the headlights, inside which two V-shaped lines lead down to the shield-shaped grille and Alfa Romeo symbol. The result is a car that conveys the pure spirit of Alfa Romeo. Every structural element has been conceived to fulfil a specific aerodynamic function, and to help create the downforce needed to ensure maximum grip during cornering.

Entering an Alfa Romeo 4C means entering the world of motorsport. As with the exterior, everything on the inside has a precise function too. The Alfa Romeo 4C dispenses with the superfluous and provides only the essentials for superior driving performance. To start with, the unique body cell is made from carbon fibre. Sports seats guarantee a comfortable racing position. The seats incorporate a reinforced composite structure and special lightweight padding. The upholstery is in either technical fabric or leather. Absolutely everything expresses the racing spirit of Alfa Romeo. The steering wheel is moulded with a flat-bottom. The dashboard is made from a thermoformed shell like those found on limited edition supercars. And the controls are all oriented towards the driver to give complete control of the car. The cockpit graphics have a high visual impact and are clearly inspired by our racing heritage. Aluminium pedals and heel guards form the last details of a true sporting character.

Just under 4 metres in length, 2 metres in width and only 118 cm in height. The design choices of the Alfa Romeo 4C are just as bold as its dimensions. Rather than use extreme power, the decision was taken to minimise weight instead. This challenge underlies the design of every component of the car. The result is amazing: an unladen weight of 934 kg propelled by 240 bhp, providing a weight to power ratio of under 4 kg/HP. A figure that promises genuine supercar agility and performance. This impressively low weight has been achieved by using ultra-light materials like carbon fibre, aluminium and composites, all chosen for maximum dynamic efficiency. Fast, powerful and evolved. Advanced materials combined with Alfa Romeo’s innovative processes and values have created a true concentration of efficiency in the Alfa Romeo 4C.

The Alfa Romeo 4C’s 1750 cc turbocharged power plant is based on state-of-the-art engine technology. And Alfa Romeo’s engineers have made this technology even more powerful and efficient. Four cylinders, an aluminium block and structure, a new generation turbocharger, ultra-high pressure direct fuel injection, two continuously variable valve timing units, scavenging technology and a dual clutch enable this 1750 cc unit to deliver unprecedented sporting performance. Torque and specific power set new records for this size of engine. Maximum power of 240 bhp is reached at 6,000 rpm, confi rming the car’s extraordinary elasticity and dynamism. Acceleration on the move and from a standing start is exceptional: the Alfa Romeo 4C accelerates from 0-62 mph in only 4.5 seconds and boasts a top speed of over 160 mph. And that is not all. This impressive level of performance has been achieved with minimum impact on the environment. Thanks to multiple injection control and advanced anti-friction and energy loss reduction systems, the emissions of the Alfa Romeo 4C fall well within the strict limits of Euro 6.

Alfa Romeo decided to produce the Alfa Romeo 4C in Modena, and set up a dedicated unit inside the Maserati plant. Here, the watchwords are state of-the-art technology and superb craftsmanship: the perfect combination for making exceptional cars with extraordinary engineering and attention to detail. On the Alfa Romeo 4C assembly line, people make the difference. The expert technicians dedicated to the production of this new Alfa Romeo have undergone 500 hours of special training and have also followed the product development process. They all have an enviable level of in-depth technical knowledge as a result. Assembly technicians follow every phase of the process personally and, at the end of the line, perform rigorous quality control tests to ensure that all components function perfectly. The finished car is then handed over to expert test drivers for testing under a wide range of conditions. Only then is a new Alfa Romeo 4C declared ready to take to the road.

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