If there’s one thing Alfa Romeo has learned from years of victory on the racetracks, it’s that balance is key. The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider groundbreaking, centrally mounted aluminum engine significantly reduces weight as it eliminates the need for a driveshaft and optimizes weight distribution by concentrating mass near the center of the vehicle.
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.
The Alfa Romeo 4C centrally mounted aluminum engine is the master of balance; it delivers an impressive power while significantly reducing weight, as it eliminates the need for a driveshaft and optimizes weight distribution by concentrating mass near the center of the vehicle. Its engine design is ultra-modern, an all-aluminum engine with 4 valves per cylinder, ultra high pressure direct fuel injection, a new-generation turbocharger and a dual core intercooler.
The advanced engine technology of the Alfa Romeo 4C maximizes torque at low engine speeds and delivers more power in response to driver input. The control unit determines the valve timing to encourage fresh airflow from the intake through to the exhaust during the overlap period. By improving the circulation in the combustion chamber, this direct flow increases combustion efficiency and turbine speed and reduces turbo lag.
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.
While the 4C is crafted with the driver in mind, all passengers travel in comfort. Competing at a world-class level requires the highest attention to detail: touch points exceed expectations with exquisite materials such as fine Italian leather and natural wood trims; craftsmanship is held in the highest regard. Every detail is meant to continually please and impress the center of 4C Coupe’s universe: the driver. The interior of the 4C is striking for its combination of materials: surfaces in real wood, natural walnut or dark gray oak, brushed aluminum, carbon fiber and full-grain Italian leather. Materials are selected to be in full harmony with the personality of 4C and the craft that only Italian style can provide. Form, function and beauty are inseparable, creating an intense experience appealing to all the senses.
Climbing into the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider 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.
The 4C interior was built around the driver, and Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe designers focused on simplistic elegance, with a focus on incorporating the essential elements for performance. Inside, the 4C Coupe's high-level of craftsmanship starts with an asymmetric-styled instrument panel, featuring a driver-focused cockpit. Wrapped in ultra-premium leather and Alcantara®, and highlighted by authentic carbon fiber, aluminum and accent stitching, the 4C features a bespoke look that could only be crafted in Italy.
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.