ALFA ROMEO 4C Spider
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The Italian carmaker returned to the US market with the completely new Afla Romeo 4C Spider in 2015.
The mid-engine sports car was built in Modena where the engineers used special manufacturing techniques that would normally apply for exotic sports cars.
The 4C had a carbon-fiber tub and many aluminum components to ensure a reduced weights of around 1133 kg.
The engine mounted on the 4C was a 1.7-liter 4-cylinder that was able to produce 237 hp and 258 pound-feet on torque.
For the brakes, Alfa chose a premium package to make sure that car would stop as fast as it went.
The 2-passenger sport coupe was available with a base and a Launch Edition version.
The standard equipment features 17-inch alloys for the front and 18-inch at the back. LED taillights, keyless entry, power side mirrors, air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone and media streaming and a 4-speaker sound system with an USB port and an AUX jack were modern features that made the 4C a good daily car as well.
Different packages were available to get a more attractive exterior design with body-colored rear spoiler and sati-finish exterior mirrors. Leather could also be added on the instrument cluster and on the door panels. To raise comfort, the Convenience package would add cruise control, rear parking sensors and a better audio system.
Getting closer to the 4C’s true spirit, the Track package added a carbon-fibre instrument panel and exterior mirrors, as well as a stiffer suspension designed for track.
The safety features on the 4C included antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, hill-start assist and both front and side airbags, plus a driver-side knee airbag.