- 4C in the “Competizione” and “Italia” special series
The Alfa Romeo stand will also showcase the super sporty 4C, which expresses the racing spirit that is part of the Alfa Romeo DNA: optimum performance and excellent engineering designed for ultimate pleasure to drive in breathtaking style. Two cars, a Coupé and a Spider, in the “Competizione” and “Italia” special series, will be at Geneva for visitors to admire. The Coupé has a much sportier personality, with strong racing connotations, while the Spider, still capable of thrilling performances, has a more elegant, refined character.
They are both powered by a feisty all-aluminium 240 HP 1750 Turbo petrol engine, with intercooler and continuous twin phase variators. Combined with the TCT automatic transmission, it delivers supercar performance: weight-to-power ratio of less than 4 kg/HP, top speed of 258 km/h (257 km/h for the 4C Spider), 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, lateral acceleration of 1.1 g and maximum braking deceleration of 1.25 g. This performance is aided by the lavish use of ultralight materials, including carbon fibre for the shell, aluminium for the front and rear subframes and SMC (low density compound) for the bodywork.
The two series, both limited editions, are exclusively styled. The matte Vesuvio Grey of the Coupé, combined with the exclusive livery designed especially for this configuration, (which each customer can choose or not) underscores its uncompromisingly sporty nature. As well as the body shell, additional carbon details raise the sporty temperature: the roof, rear spoiler, mirror caps, side air vents and headlight moulding, all emphasising the car’s muscular power and supreme engineering, and clearly referencing the racing world. The stylistic outfit is completed by the body-colour front bumper with air vent, the dark-finish five-spoke wheels (18″ at the front and 19″ at the back), the red brake callipers and the Akrapovič titanium central tailpipe with dual mode and carbon again in the trim.
The racing mood continues inside the cockpit: the seats are leather and microfibre with red stitching, as is the racing steering wheel, and to conclude, the exclusive status of the limited series of just 108 cars is underlined by the numbered badge on the central tunnel and the aluminium “Competizione” plaque on the dashboard.
The Spider “Italia” special series is identified by the Misano Blue bodywork, exclusive to the 108 cars in this collectors’ version. On the outside, eye-catching features include the asymmetric five-spoke wheels, 18″ at the front and 19″ at the rear, and the yellow brake callipers that match the stitching on the seats, dashboard, steering wheel and door panels. The side proudly displays an exclusive “Spider Italia” sticker in the three colours of the Italian flag. The 4C Spider Italia’s standard outfit includes Akrapovič titanium central twin tailpipes with dual mode function and carbon trim. The equipment is completed by Alpine premium Hi-Fi system, with subwoofer, numbered badge on the central tunnel and aluminium “Italia” dashboard plaque.