At the heart of a 4C is a 237 hp, 258 lb-ft torque turbocharged inline 4, with a top speed of 160 mph and a weight-to-power ratio of 10.4 lbs/hp. A figure that not only promises genuine supercar agility and performance—it delivers.
The success Alfa Romeo has enjoyed over the years can be attributed to our long dedication to making the most efficient use of both power and weight. This challenge underlies the design of every component of the car. The latest outcome is amazing: a curb weight of under 2,500 lbs propelled by 237 hp, giving a weight-to-power ratio of 10.4:1.
A combination of sport suspensions, self-ventilated brake discs and different-diameter tires: the 4C boasts an advanced ride control system, giving every driver extra street smarts. The braking system is designed for high-performance racetrack use. The perforated, self-ventilated front discs and Brembo calipers offer supreme stopping power.
If there’s one thing Alfa Romeo knows, it’s that lightness means nothing without power. At the heart of a 4C is a 237 hp, 258 lb-ft torque turbocharged inline 4, with a top speed of 160 mph and a weight-to-power ratio of 10.4 lbs/hp. A figure that not only promises genuine supercar agility and performance—it delivers. In fact, the all-aluminum, mid-mounted engine rockets the 4C from 0 to 60 in a head-snapping 4.1 seconds. This breakthrough power plant, married to a car with a curb weight of a mere 2,465 pounds, creates a car capable of accelerating considerably faster than cars boasting higher horsepower.
The 4C continues an Alfa Romeo tradition of performance-oriented lines and proportions. Inspired by the 1967 33 Stradale, considered by many as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the 4C is just as shapely, and offers the classic Alfa Romeo V-shaped "plunging neckline" front grille. Front and rear overhangs are dramatically short, and dimensions are aerodynamically and dynamically optimized.
17-inch Front / 18-inch Rear Aluminum wheels
The front-end is still a distinguishing element, even on the most recent additions to the Alfa Romeo lineup. The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider continue an Alfa Romeo tradition of performance-oriented lines and proportions. Inspired by the 1967 Tipo 33 Stradale, considered by many as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the 4C models are just as shapely, and offer the classic Alfa Romeo V-shaped “plunging neckline” front grille.
Climbing into the interior reveals a study in driver-centric design and opulent materials, including hand-laid carbon fiber. Competition seats guarantee a comfortable but correct racing posture. Race-ready bucket seats incorporate a reinforced composite structure for strength and lightness, while pronounced bolstering keeps the driver firmly in place.
On the 4C, absolutely everything expresses the racing spirit of Alfa Romeo. The finely crafted details are carefully and intentinally edited; instruments and controls are angled toward the driver. The race-inspired steering wheel is flat at the bottom. The dashboard is made from a thermoformed shell, like those found on limited-edition supercars.
The cockpit graphics have a high visual impact and are clearly inspired by those of sport motorcycles and competition cars. Aluminum pedals and heel guards form the last details of its true sporting character. It all works to create the kind of competitive atmosphere that brings out the best in you — and your driving.
Alfa Romeo uses ultralight materials in every component. These materials are not only light but also durable, stiff and dynamically efficient. The 4C begins with the solid foundation of a Carbon Fiber monocoque chassis- three times stronger and seven times lighter than conventional steel. Front and rear aluminum subframes combine strength with weight-saving technologies. Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) is used for the outer body and is 20% lighter and more stable than steel — and also resists corrosion.
Alfa Romeo has a long history of creating racetrack-inspired vehicles for the street. It’s why designers incorporated some of the same innovative materials and technology found in Formula One cars and supercars. In the racing world, an efficient balance of power and weight is the key to successful race cars. Alfa Romeo pursues the perfect balance between power and weight. Every component of every vehicle is designed and produced following this balance philosophy.