Alfa Romeo 4C: more pictures

More pictures - including our first glimpse of the interior - as the Alfa Romeo 4C nears production

Alfa Romeo has released new pictures of its 4C sports car. It has revealed the 4C's attention-grabbing side profile and driver-focused interior ahead of its appearance at the 2013 Geneva motor show.

The interior photograph appears to show a snug, sporty cabin, with leather sports seats, a small, flat-bottomed steering wheel and the lack of a traditional gear selector, a push button system as seen in the Lotus Evora IPS and automatic Aston Martin models the likely alternative. As previously reported, the mid-engined, rear-drive 4C will feature an aluminium version of Alfa Romeo’s 1.7-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine producing around 240bhp. Despite the 4C apparently ‘representing the true essence of a sports car’, it will only be available with Alfa’s six-speed TCT twin–clutch gearbox rather than a traditional manual. Steering wheel-mounted paddles will still allow the driver to manually control the dry-clutch transmission if they wish. The engine will also feature a revolutionary scavenging control system in an attempt to rid the car of any turbo-lag, maximising acceleration and throttle response. The company’s DNA selectable driving mode system will also feature, but unlike most cars in the Alfa Romeo range it will feature four profiles rather than the usual three. In addition to Dynamic, Normal and All-weather, a fourth ‘Race’ mode will also be available and is designed to enhance the driving experience for buyers intending to take their 4C on track.  Alfa says that the car will achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 243bhp/ton, and it will fall comfortably under the 1000kg mark – markedly less than one of evo’s current favourite sports cars - the Porsche Cayman. The official price and performance figures for the car are yet to be revealed, but are likely to be announced soon after the Alfa Romeo 4C's appearance at the Geneva motor show.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/volkswagen/golf-gti/22866/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-to-be-revealed-at-geneva-motor-show-plus-new
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI to be revealed at Geneva motor show – plus new insight on the next Golf R

2020 VW Golf GTI returns in eighth-generation form at this year’s Geneva motor show
20 Jan 2020
Visit/ford/202122/ford-focus-rs500-v-audi-rs3-new-v-used
Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS500 v Audi RS3 – new v used

One’s an eight-year-old Ford, the other a brand new Audi. But which of these five‑cylinder superhatches deserves your £45k?
18 Jan 2020
Visit/news/22921/jannarelly-design-1-uk-edition-revealed-plus-our-initial-driving-impressions
News

Jannarelly Design-1 UK edition revealed – plus our initial driving impressions

We've gone for an early drive in the Jannarelly Design-1, does it live up to the sporty design?
22 Jan 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019