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Alfa 4C Concept at IAA 2011

Alfa 4C Concept 1 at Alfa 4C Concept at IAA 2011

At this year’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show Alfa Romeo will show the stunning 4C Concept in a new color called ‘fluid metal’.

With this version, the 4C gets one step closer to its production, which is due in 2013.

Alfa 4C is the firm’s new sportscar which makes efficient performance through lightness. It only has a 200 bhp turbo engine, but then it only has 850kg weight to carry around. So it achieves a power to weight ratio less than 4kg per hp, which in English means it’s pretty sprightly!

It also has the classic recipe of a proper sportscar with two seats, engine in the middle, and rear-wheel drivetrain. It is compact too, with a length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metre, which means it’ll handle well. And it looks swell. And above all, it’s an Alfa Romeo.

So on paper, everything suggests it should be a fantastic driver’s car. Can’t wait to see the final produciton model!

Alfa 4C Concept 2 at Alfa 4C Concept at IAA 2011
Alfa 4C Concept 3 at Alfa 4C Concept at IAA 2011
Alfa 4C Concept 4 at Alfa 4C Concept at IAA 2011

The Alfa 4C Concept uses technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione – carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technology from Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the ALFA TCT twin dry clutch transmission; and all the best of Alfa’s DNA technology, obviously including the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector.

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