Alfa Romeo will take the 4C to production soon as the model is set to go on sale in 2012.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept has made its debut at the Geneva auto salon today.
The 4C Concept is a two-seat, rear-wheel drive sport coupe about 4 meters long and with a wheelbase just short of 2.4 meters. It features a mid-rear mounted 1.8 liter turbocharged power plant allowing for a 40/60 weight distribution (front axle/rear axle).
Much of the technology and materials of the 4C are inherited from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. It features a lightweight chassis with carbon-fiber and aluminum body structures for a total curb weight of less than 850 kg (1874 lbs).
The 4C derives its name from the four-cylinder (4C) 1750 Turbo Multi-Air unit which, in this iteration, produces an output of 200 PS (147 kW / 197 bhp), the same configuration as on the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde. The power plant is coupled to the new Alfa TCT automatic twin dry clutch gearbox, which debuted but a few months ago in the MiTo model. That combination allows for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of under 5 seconds and a top speed of over 250 km/h (155 mph).
The 4C's suspension consists of a high quadrilateral configuration at the front and MacPherson struts at the rear.
Alfa Romeo will take the 4C to production soon and the model will go on sale in 2012.