The concept presents the classic formula of a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupe with its engine at a mid-mounted position and a length of approximately 13 feet and a wheelbase of less than 8 feet--dimensions which serve both to emphasize the compact size of the car and to accentuate its agility. This platform is thought to be a modified version of the mid-engine design underpinning the KTM X-Bow , which promises to be extremely grin-inducing should there be a svelte Alfa Romeo body sitting on top of it. The chassis supports a body crafted completely from carbon, inside which there is space for the driver and passenger, while the rear frame structure and the crash boxes use aluminum extensively. The final result is a significant reduction in weight, limited to less than 1, pounds, as well as the optimization of the vehicle's center of gravity.
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
Italian Coachbuilder Imagines What Next Alfa 4C Would Look Like
Though we had hoped Alfa Romeo would bring an updated version of the 4C concept to the Frankfurt show, it seems the Italian automaker is just repainting the sexy show car. The 4C concept originally debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, but the car destined for Frankfurt now wears what Alfa calls "liquid metal" paint. The gunmetal-like hue is a stark contrast to the red used for the Geneva debut, but it looks sensuous on the shapely 4C. The color shift changes absolutely nothing beneath the 4C's skin. Despite looking and sounding a bit like the exotic 8C Competizione, the 4C has half the cylinder count. The turbocharged 1.
Alfa Romeo 4C (Concept)
It featured a full carbon-fibre body with aluminium crash boxes and rear frame structure while its drivetrain consisted of a small displacement turbo engine and a dual-clutch transmission. The concept has since been altered both visually and technically with the most notable ones being new head and tail lamps and an aluminium front and rear body section in place of a full carbon-fibre body that was seen in the concept model. The 4C entered production in May at Maserati 's production facility in Modena, Italy with an estimated 3, units to be produced each year. It entered the North American market in the summer of , marking the brand's return to the continent.
According to Alfa Romeo's recently released five-year plan , the automaker has no plans of updating the 4C range in that time. The concept's design retains the existing hallmarks of the 4C's look but makes them more aggressive. The lower fascia now features diagonal LEDs at each corner, and the turn signals are next to them. Palermo accentuates the fenders by causing them to come to a sharp point, and the headlights now sit in flying buttresses. These elements combine to give the model a very angry looking face.