Coming to America Alfa Romeo 4C

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Coming to America: Alfa 4C

Apr 23, 2013

TURIN, ITALY A well-known ex-chief designer for a global automaker was on the flight Paris Charles DeGaulle to Caselle, of the Northwestern Italian town that put the T in Fiat. Was he to Alfa Romeo? Would he the trip to the hotel in a Fiat MPV veloce style, like all the hired drivers, by a man hoping to in if Ferrari needs a replacement for Massa?

Pretty boring, he There’s nothing memorable the indigenous design of the world’s automotive market.

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Executives and the upper-middle class may have long abandoned the brands, as they have in of Europe and North America, for BMW, and Audi.

Alfa fortified by its connection via Fiat Chrysler, its upcoming Mazda and perhaps, most important, by parent Volkswagen Group’s advances, is preparing to fill the gap commodity cars and those premium brands with a of style and brio that be as enticing to the right potential as any new luxury feature.

The Alfa Romeo 4C is Fiat/Chrysler’s button for the brand. Alfa no apologies for its polarizing design, and you like or hate the 4C’s you’ll be challenged not to think of it as sex on No Ferrari or Lamborghini of recent has managed to make function form look quite this.

Take the rear line that flows off the pillar and the backlight. Alessandro Alfa’s chief exterior says it’s at that height to accommodate the rear that start behind the and direct air around the back for After the shoulder line’s crease, the fender gets and voluptuous again, and the result is that will make Bob jealous.

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The sideview mirrors, he says, are at the right point on the doors to interrupting that airflow to the intake, and even the door is rounded around the mirrors’ for optimal aerodynamics.

Creases in the hood flow into the triangular grille. The underbody has its own set of wings designed for aerodynamics and The round taillamps recall gorgeous midengine 1967-71 33 although the donor car is the MiTO, on Alfa already uses the cue.

That backlight, which the 1746-cc turbo four the Giulietta (it’s called the Tbi in some markets) is another 33 heritage cue, one that’s obvious when the rear lid is and one you won’t find on the MiTO.

The lid has a thin aluminum prop-rod than the gas-filled shocks you expect, and Alfa says helps keep the weight There is some trunk back there, aft of the engine; enough for a roll-on or one-and-a-half.

This car is all about light Dry weight is just 1973 the result of its carbon-fiber monocoque, engine, composite body and lack of superfluous gadgetry. The Tbi has been tweaked to 240 brake (European), up five horses the Giulietta’s engine, and 258 lb-ft, an 7 lf-ft.

Redline is 6500

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Electric Cars

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