Alfa Romeo 4C is Safety Car for 2014 WTCC

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 17, 2014

Eurosport Events has selected the Alfa Romeo 4C as the Safety Car of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) for the entire 2014 season. The Alfa Romeo 4C will be finished in a special livery and will be on the grid for every WTCC race during the 2014 season. It will start its duty at the Moulay El Hassan Circuit of Marrakech in Morocco on April 12 and 13.

WTCC organizers chose the Alfa Romeo 4C -- named as the “Most Beautiful Car of 2013” at the 29th International Automobile Festival of Paris – after it won a poll organized on Eurosport’s Web site network, in partnership with the International Automobile Festival (IAF). Eurosport produces and promotes the FIA WTCC through its Eurosport Events unit.

Alfa Romeo 4C is the brand's modern icon and embodies the “Alfa Romeo DNA”: performance and technical excellence for maximum driving pleasure combined with a breath-taking style. The mid-engine, rwd, two-seater super-coupé boasts of first-rate acceleration and speed that would prove to be useful as the Safety Car for the WTCC 2014 season.

It has the capability to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 160mph. It features 1.2g of deceleration force and lateral acceleration forces in excess of 1.1g.

These figures were achieved thanks to an optimum40:60 front-to-rear weight distribution, as well as its ultra-lightweight construction. The supercar is made of mainly carbon fiber, aluminum and SMC, resulting to a dry weight of just 895 kg.

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