The Alfa Romeo 4C concept was initially previewed at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2011. The materials and technology used for the sports car are based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, manufactured from 2007 to 2010.
In 2012, the Alfa Romeo 4C was shown at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy. A year after, it was finally launched at the Geneva International Motor Show. In 2014, the US version was introduced at the New York International Auto Show. A limited-edition Alfa Romeo 4C Competizione was released in 2018 with only 108 units available worldwide.
In November 2019, the Alfa Romeo 4C was made available in the Philippines through Petromax Enterprise.
The Alfa Romeo 4C measures 3,989mm long, 1,864mm wide, and 1,183mm tall with a 2,380mm wheelbase. It features distinct Italian charm only Alfa Romeo can deliver. Highlights include the striking “V-shaped” Scudetto grille, a stunning pair of halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and taillights, dual-chrome exhaust tips, a removable roof, windshield with carbon fiber surround, and a black halo.
To complete its superb road presence, the Alfa Romeo 4C wears a set of finely-crafted 17 to 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The cabin of the Alfa Romeo 4C is a refreshing alternative for those who are used to modern and overly designed car interiors. The vibe inside is retro but it is furnished with contemporary and premium materials everyone will adore. Notable features include the lush leather seats with red trimmings, flat-bottom and leather-encased steering wheel with paddle shifters, aluminum footrests and pedals, a leather-covered dashboard with easy-to-reach controls, and a dial-type air conditioning system.
Technology & Safety Features
The Alfa Romeo 4C is fitted with a seven-inch full-color TFT with auxiliary audio input and Bluetooth connectivity.
In terms of safety, it is equipped with a good number of airbags, back-up camera, rear park sensors, cruise control, an Alfa DNA Pro Drive Mode selector, remote keyless entry, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Alfa Romeo 4C is built with an aluminum front subframe, a carbon fiber passenger cell, and an aluminum engine. It is fitted with a Double Wishbone front suspension and a MacPherson rear suspension. Its braking power is assisted by self ventilated Brembo calipers at the front and self ventilated discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Alfa Romeo is a rear-wheel-drive, mid-engine sports car powered by a 1.7-liter four-cylinder 16V engine. It is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission that guarantees 237 horsepower with 350 Newton meters of torque.