South Africa – The Alfa Romeo 4C is now available in South Africa and promises unexpected performance, exceptional handling, thrilling aerodynamics and design that take up the features of the Alfa Romeo tradition.
The cockpit, which powerfully suggests the world of motorcycle racing and race cars, brings together all information necessary to drive and control the car. All readings are visible on the instrument panel, comprising an original digital display, containing all the control functions for the Alfa Romeo supercar.
The seats, with a composite structure, ensure the perfect feeling of the road that the driver gets, thanks to the possibility of finding an ideal driving position while guaranteeing comfort even in everyday use.
In detail, the seat upholstery ranges from technical fabrics with high performance and robust nylon yarns to natural leathers in the colours of Alfa Romeo tradition: red for sportiness and “dinamica”, a polyester microfibre with a soft and adhesive touch to keep grip on the seat, as well as on the road.
The interior of the Alfa Romeo 4C is the result of an in-depth study of anthropometric and ergonomic parameters that established a relationship between the sports layout of the car and features that form’ continuity’ with the design of the body.
It is a design concept in which the various elements – dashboard, instruments and seats – follow specific driver and passenger usability and comfort criteria.
The new ‘4 cylinder’ 1750 Turbo Petrol engine featuring direct injection (200 bar) achieving performance of absolute excellence, is making its début on the Alfa Romeo 4C. Torque and specific power set new records for this size of engine at over 200 Nm/l and 137 HP/l, respectively, while maximum power of 176 kW is reached at 6 000 r/min.
The maximum torque of 350 Nm ensures its extraordinary elasticity and sportiness since it is maintained constant between 2 100 and 4 000 r/min, but 80% of the torque is already available at just 1 800 r/min.
The compact supercar registers exceptional results both during launch and when accelerating. The Alfa Romeo 4C goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 258 km/h. Driving pleasure is magnified by the full, rich sound of the exhaust, where the low frequencies and classic roar have been emphasised.
The braking system of the Alfa Romeo 4C excels in terms of effectiveness and reliability, even in the most extreme driving conditions. The car can be braked from 100 to 0 km/h in just 36 m thanks to the hybrid self-ventilating, perforated discs complete with Brembo calipers on the front with aluminium bell and cast iron ring gear.
This technology patented by SHW, guarantees up to 2 kg of reduced weight per disc and improved braking.