Monday, 25 February 2013

Alfa Romeo 4C Update: Exactly 250bhp/tonne

2013 Alfa Romeo 4C
So as you've no doubt noticed, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is no longer a Concept. But what we were missing was an interior shot and the final key performance stats: Power and weight. Well, we have both now. The 1750cc Turbo engine from the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (or Cloverleaf) is producing 240bhp. Because they promised a weight/power ratio of 4kg/bhp (equal to 250bhp/tonne), that means an also-official kerbweight of just 960kg (with a dry weight of just 895kg). That's the same weight as a VW Up!. The only real downside - aside from the likely-£50k pricetag they still haven't announced - is that it's only available with a dual-clutch transmission. That said, the Giulietta Cloverleaf from whence the engine came is available with a 6-speed manual, so there's always the opportunity to swap the lighter, more communicative option in later.........

Also, here's the interior. The dashboard and vents combine to look like a happy frog! Look how happy it is!!

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