Alfa Romeo unveiled today ahead of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the final version of the Alfa Romeo 4C. According to the official press release, the mid-engined rear-wheel drive coupé with two bucket seats is the true essence of a sports car and it is powered by a new 1.75-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol all-aluminum engine. The engine is mated to the innovative Alfa TCT automatic twin dry clutch transmission.
Moreover, the manufacturer said that it achieved the goal of keeping the power-to-weight ratio to below 4 kg per horsepower. The Alfa 4C is 1180mm tall, 2000mm wide and less than 4000mm long. The wheelbase is 2400mm. Furthermore, the Alfa Romeo 4C has a carbon fiber cockpit that features front and rear aluminum sub-frames in order to house the engine and the suspensions, but also dedicated portions created in order to absorb deformation in crash tests.
The new Alfa 4C will feature the Race drive setting, its fourth. This will enhance the experience on the race track and will join the existing settings: Dynamic, Natural and All Weather. Set to go on sale by the end of the year, the new Alfa Romeo 4C is expected to cost almost 60,000 euros or about $80,000. Alfa Romeo is expected to build around 2,500 4C models per year as it is constrained by the carbon fiber cockpit. 1,000 units will go on sale in Europe, another 1,000 in the United States, while the rest will go in other markets.