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Alfa Romeo 4C

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 895 kg (1973 lbs)
Dimensions 3.99 m (157 in) long, 2.00 m (79 in) wide, 1.18 m (46 in) high
Wheelbase 2.38 m (94 in)
Power / weight 268 ps (264 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 391 Nm (288 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country Italy
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Powertrain

Engine type Turbo 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16v
Displacement 1.8 l (107 ci)
Power 240 ps (237 bhp / 177 kw)
Torque 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) @ 1700 rpm
Power / liter 137 ps (135 hp)
Transmission TCT twin dry clutch
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

Performance
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.2 s
0 - 180 kph 13.4 s
1/4 mile 12.5 s
1000 m 23.5 s @ 212.0 kph


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Comments (69)

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Hardkill  2 months ago  

i just did 7:52 in Nurburgring with Alfa Romeo 4C


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F355  2 years ago  

Can we add this track?
Circuit de La Ferté Gaucher.
A lot of times there by pro Soheil Ayari.
http://m.caradisiac.com/Caradisiac-chrono-quelle-sportive-domine-notre-tableau-des-temps-88867.htm


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DDriver  2 years ago  

150kg extra??? damn,
I guess euro conversations would be quite popular among american owners


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BR2+  2 years ago  

So it seems the denizens of the US now get the 4C, At a price of $53,900, WHich is realllly good for a high performance Alfa Romeo, $70,000 for the first 500 which includes a few features.

On the down side....The US version....Gains....350Lbs...THREE.. HUNDRED..FIFTY...POUNDS....!!...-_-158Kg!

That is just crazy, STill though, Extra safety bracing, Sound dedening, Bumper and rear end fixations, ALL that equals to 158Kg?...Seems a bit heavy. WHatever i guess.

But hey, Atleast they dont come with those AWFUL Spider headlights(Which they never should have)

Still, At that price, Id uch rather have a Stingray or Cayman S.


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Piorun  2 years ago  

Things that hurt this car the most:
-bad weight balance despite mid engine layout
-no power steering
-no 6 cylinder engine
-not good rear suspension used beceause of the lack of space and weight obsession
-bar ride quality, too much track oriented

ALfa, please fix this and this car will be great.


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F355  2 years ago  

Alfa 4C - 1:24.91 at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Club by MotorSport magazine.


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BR2+  2 years ago  

Damn good times, Its nice to see(If any) a good old fashioned(Kinda) lightweight small car in todays world instead of big hunking heavy weighter litted with super electronic gizmos


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lamboboy  2 years ago  

I would love a hardcore version of this car with the engine tuned to 400hp. It would kill anything on the track.Alfa should make one.


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F355  2 years ago  

Alfa 4C test by Quattroruote.

Acceleration, launch control:
0-100 km/h 4.2 s,
0-200 km/h 16.9 s,
400 m - 12.5 s @ 178.7 km/h,
1000 m - 23.2 s @ 219.6 km/h.

Acceleration without launch control:
0-100 km/h 4.5 s
0-200 km/h 17.7 s
400 m - 12.8 s @ 176.9 km/h
1000 m - 23.5 s @ 219.0 km/h.

Top speed 252.3 km/h @ 6500 rpm in fifth gear.

Tested curb weight with full fuel tank
1019 kg, 39% front / 61% rear.


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Viking  2 years ago  

@BR2+ yep, that is why I look to see what Car and Driver says the real weight is since they always put the car on scales before testing. Some manufacturers are way off, and some actually do meet their target weight exactly. It is easier for them when a car comes with very few options, and thus is sold in only one trim level. My 1995 Plymouth Neon ACR came in with a weight of 2475 lbs exactly on the scales, and then after taking everything out legally for Solo II D stock competition I had it down to only 2363 lbs. Just enough gas for 4 runs without fuel starvation at 1.03 g (measured on a skidpad), no windshield washer fluid, no spare tire, or jack, or floor mats, lighter wheels (stock size), lighter tires (R compound of course), etc... Not too shabby at weight management. I was kinda competitive back in the day. :)


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BR2+  2 years ago  

@Viking

I agree on it being a good deal heavier then advertised, Whether its dry weight or curb weight, How many cars that are weighed even come within 50kg of its claimed dry/curb weight? Practically none.

@Piorun

I wouldn't change anything about Koenigseggs..(Except the huge price tags)

But I agree on the 4C being good, Even great, but not awesome. But the rest is ney..


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Piorun  2 years ago  

4C is one of those cars that are good but not avesome. Its not a shame. Also is one of those cars that look excelent on paper, but in reality doesnt do as well as it seems like they could. Similar to koenigsegg's.

Its propably part of calibration, little details in driving dynamics. Traction controll, etc.

Remember that 4C is Alfa first small sports car since very long time. Maybe guys from Ferrari should have work more on it.

It simply will not go faster, i wait for "Face Lift" that will upgrade the car, beceause it have great potential, unfortunately its limited now by propably couple of little issues that affects its on-limit performance.

As im fan of Alfa Romeo and 4C, this need some work to be great car.


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Viking  2 years ago  

@saxy; Hayes; Super8; BR2+ I think the biggest variable that needs to be taken into account is that the Alfa Romeo 4C is quite a bit heavier in actuality than was initially advertised. I might be wrong, but I suspect the Euro version weighs circa 2300 lbs curb weight (full fluids, no driver), and the U.S. version 2600 lbs curb weight. Not much lighter than the "R" version NSX models.


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BR2+  2 years ago  

Damn near all the cars of that time from Japan where underated, But even these model NSXs pushed no more then 300Bhp maximum, EVen in the Tpe R form, The NSX-R of 2002 had a maximum real output of 320Bhp and 250Lb Ft, 2002 R34 Ms had 320Bhp and 295Lb Ft(Mine tested) instead of the advertised 280bhp 290Lb Ft, R33s 305Bhp 280Lb ft etc etc Theres a lot that had more then claimed, But not as much as some people seem to think. Not like GNXs or Audis of today.

As for the Lap, We have to factor in the driver and how much time was given, An NSX-R of the 90s is not going to beat a 4C in anything other then top speed and possibly high end acceleration.


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Super8  2 years ago  

@ saxy: NSX-R was underrated. True output is 325 hp.


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Hayes  2 years ago  

@saxy the nsx is much more powerful than claimed


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saxy  2 years ago  

it's almost 800lbs lighter than the NSX-R, nearly has as much power, but more torque. As well it has 18 years advantage of technology, and it's still slower on the 'Ring wow.


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enzostradale  2 years ago  

Baloco time : 2:54.43
0-100km/h in 4.2s
0-180km/h in 13,36s
From Auto Italian Magazine


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paul 1970  2 years ago  

this car is an italian exige! astonishing lap times


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Viking  2 years ago  

Small cars are fun. According to Car and Driver the dimensions:

Wheelbase: 93.7"
Length: 157.0"
Width: 73.4"
Height: 46.6"