Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pocket Ferrari: Alfa Romeo 4C Concept Live Photos Geneva Motor Show 2011

Compact, the size of the 4C: He is about four feet long and a wheelbase of 2.4 meters. Fall short overhangs front and from behind. Lightweight suppressed by Alfa Romeo, the weight of 850 kilograms. Most parts of the body are made of carbon. The rear frame structure and the crash structures are made of aluminum.

The 4C Concept is equipped with well-known by the models 159 and Giulietta 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo. 200 hp are the concept-car available. The performance weight of the later production model is specified with less than four kilograms per hp. This fits at first sight is not quite the weight specified. The solution: Alfa Romeo suggested to request that the direct injection of the series-4C as Giulietta in the 235 will make more than 200 hp. Even for the study to give the Italians appealing performance: In less than five seconds it will go from zero to 100 km / hr. The top speed is 250 km / h.

Automatic transmission
Power is transmitted via the automated transmission Alfa TCT "with double clutch. With the familiar from other Alfa models, "DNA"system can be selected from different driving dynamics programs. For the agile handling, a suspension with multi-link suspension front and rear McPherson suspension provide. The weight of the 4C concept is distributed so that 40 percent front and 60 percent rear loads.

What does it cost?
Now the only question: How much does the 4C, when he comes into production in 2012 as planned? Alfa calls a very affordable price: around 45,000 euros. This would be the 4C € 8,000 more expensive than the Lotus Elise. But she has about 100 hp less. Of the performance of the Alfa is more on level of the 280-hp and 15,000 € more expensive Lotus Evora.

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