Alfa Romeo 4C debuts ahead of Geneva launch

This is the production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C which will get its public debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It comes with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and is expected to weigh less than 2,204 lbs (1,000 kg). The Italian firm did not disclose any details about the two-seater’s technical specifications but they did say it will have a power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp for every less than 4 kg.

Under the hood is a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine which is expected to pump out 237 hp (177 kW) so if our math is correct it means the 4C will tip the scales at just 2,094 lbs (950 kg).

What this means is that the 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in approximately four and a half seconds, en route to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The car is expected to have a 2400mm wheelbase and have the following measurements: 4000mm in length, 2000mm in width and 1180mm in height.

Racing and road-legal Stradale versions will be launched in 2014 and these will probably offer 266 hp (198 kW). A cabrio variant is also planned for next year. Prices should start from 56,000 euros and rise to 64,000 euros.

Source: Alfa Romeo via Autocar.co.uk

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