Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Alfa Romeo's new 4C sportscar [VIDEO]

A beautiful coupe, marked by a sinuous and essential line, 4C Concept presents the brand new color "Red Lava". A Knight Rider light: it weighs less than 850 kg thanks to the use of materials like carbon fiber and aluminum into its constituent parts. 4C Concept is a concentrate of charm and technology available to everyone.
The production 4C, which will arrive as a 2014 model, looks every bit as breathtaking as the original concept, right down to its mid-engine layout and jet fighter-style cockpit.
It also maintains most of the concept’s drool-worthy specs, including the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, 13-foot length and full carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
Power comes from a direct-injected and turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine, which rates at 240 horsepower. That may not seem like a lot but each of those horses has just 8.8 pounds to carry, which equates to a final curb weight of roughly 2,100 pounds.

Performance estimates include a 0-60 time of around 4.5 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph.
The handling, meanwhile, is taken care of thanks to lightweight aluminum suspension frames that get mounted to the car’s carbon tub. These feature double-wishbone and MacPherson strut designs. The 4C also comes with a driving ‘DNA’ selector, which will allow the driver to select from Dynamic, Natural and All Weather modes, plus a special Race mode.