Alfa Romeo 4C = Coming to America


#1

Uh… YUM.

“We’re finalizing the car now,” CEO Marchionne said of the new Alfa 4C, “so it should be here (in the U.S.) by the end of the year.”

http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2013/01/alfa-to-return-to-us-with-4c-by-year-end/




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#2

only thing worth buying at the chrysler dealer.


#3

That matte red is awesome.


#4

Ugh, I might need a bigger garage.

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#5

The front reminds me of a Bugatti.


#6

That is a very pretty car…it is also remarkable how many styling traits are right from the Evora…


#7

that’s sexy


#8

really enjoy the aesthetics on this car…hopefully it has a decent powerplant and functional interior.


#9

Me likey!


#10

Lots here, 1800lbs 200-250hp $55k


#11

It looks super small, almost like that Mazda 2 of yours.


#12

Love small cars! as you know haha Seems like this car will be awesome, minus the price tag.


#13

My dads garage -

Needless to say, he is a bit excited about this


#14

So it’s small… and weighs only 1,969lbs :tup:

That incredibly low kerbweight explains how the 4C can pitch itself against models like the Cayman, despite only having a 1.75-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 237bhp. Alfa Romeo claims a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds – four-tenths quicker than a PDK-equipped Cayman S.


#15

:open_mouth: holy shit! I never thought these would come to N.A.


#16

Designed from the beginning to have a supercar-rivaling weight/power ratio of less than 4 kg/hp, the Alfa Romeo 4C has a total dry weight of just 895 kg (1,973 lbs), which makes it lighter than a city car and one of the lightest production cars in the world. To achieve these figure, engineers used aluminum, steel, lightened SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) and carbon fiber.

Alfa Romeo says the secret of the 4C’s lightness and dynamic behavior lays in the use of 10 percent carbon fibre, which represents 25 percent of the 4C overall volume.

Carbon fiber was chosen for the structural function monocoque that makes up the central, load-bearing cell of the chassis, as the material offers the best weight/stiffness efficiency. The monocoque weighs just 65 kg (143 lbs).

Alfa Romeo has managed to transfer carbon fiber “pre-preg” technology inspired by the Formula 1 to standard manufacturing, with the carmaker saying it is the only brand capable to assure a production of over 1,000 pieces per year.

Aluminum is used for structural parts such as the roof reinforcement cage and the front and rear frameworks. The metal is also used in the hybrid-type front brake discs with aluminium bell and cast iron ring gear, reducing the weight of each disc by up to 2 kg (4.4 lbs).

For the body, Alfa Romeo is using SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound), a low-density and high resistance composite material, which has allowed a 20 percent weight reduction of the body in comparison with the traditional sheet steel.

The bumpers and wings are made of PUR-RIM (injected polyurethane), a material that’s 20 percent lighter than steel and is suitable for creating very complex design elements, such as the 4C wing. Even the car’s windows are made of glass that is 10 percent thinner than the one normally fitted on cars.



Instead of waiting for new Silvia maybe is better to start saving for Alfa.


#17

this thing is super cool but 55k buys a lot of options in the used market…


#18

Your uncle considering one yet? :stuck_out_tongue:

The first time I learned of the Alfa Romeo Montreal’s existence was when he pulled a cherry one into the parking lot. Crisis was had.


#19

The red or the green one?

Either way, I will be considering one, I’m not waiting for him to get a deal if he buys 3. Lol.

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#20

Build video:

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How it sounds: