The 4C boasts 237 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque, 136 hp/litre and a blazing top speed of 160 mph. A quick look at the engine reveals an all-aluminum design with 4 valves per cylinder, a new-generation turbocharger, ultra-high pressure direct fuel injection and a dual-core intercooler that cools intake air before it reaches the turbocharger.
Alfa Romeo 4C is designed around the driver. Overall performance is superbly enhanced with numerous features designed to hone and improve each trip. Four-mode Alfa D.N.A. gives drivers the ability to create a customized vehicle experience according to driving conditions or desired vehicle responsiveness. Choose from its All-Weather, Natural, Dynamic or Race modes which make changes in throttle response, shifting speeds and traction control for a driving experience tailored to any situation.
The model is a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé designed for performance. With a wheelbase of under 2.4 metres, the 4C's construction accentuates its compact size and agile handling. The V shaped bonnet and muscular front wings give an impression of power and the fluid lines hint at the car's energy. Weighing in at a little over 1000kg and delivering more than 200 bhp, it demonstrates traits worthy of the 'supercar' title.
Adopting technology and materials used for the 8C Competizione and other Alfa Romeo models, the 4C embodies the Alfa DNA with its direct injection 1.7-litre turbo petrol engine, ALFA TCT twin dry clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive. The 4C is capable of reaching 62mph from a standing start in 4.1 seconds.