Even though the launch of the new 4C will be Alfa Romeo’s main focus at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Italian car maker announced they are bringing along a superb lineup of their rarest classic models that to be honest will completely obscure the new boy.
Six classic Alfas will be dispatched from the the Alfa Romeo Museum in Milan, including the 8C 2900B Speciale tipo “Le Mans” (1938); Gran Premio Tipo 159 “Alfetta” (1951); 2000 Sportiva (1954); 33 Stradale prototipo (1967); 1750 GT Am (1970); and the 33 TT 12 (1975).
Among these jewels the 33 Stradale is a bit more special than the others, as it is the spiritual predecessor of the Alfa 4C. They share the same spirit of performance through lightness, and they both look very artistic; although the 33 looks much prettier to our eyes.
Meanwhile up at the hill the Alfa 4C Launch Edition will try to showcase its capabilities in an exuberant manner. The car is made from a blend of carbon and aluminum, and is powered by a new all-aluminium, direct-injection, 240hp 1750cc turbo petrol engine, developing 350Nm of torque. It has an incredible power to weight ratio of 4 kg/hp, it is rear wheel drive, and it has its engine mounted in the middle. All that means the 4C is pretty bloody good to drive.