It is not often that we have access to carbon-fibre tub/monocoque cars. The only other examples on the South African market is the McLaren 650S… Read more →
The Alfa Romeo 4C undoubtedly offers one of the most focused production-car driving experiences, but the Italian firm reportedly has an even hotter example in… Read more →
Juliet chats to Technical Editor, Nicol Louw, about carbon fibre cars and the Alfa Romeo 4C.
Alfa Romeo has released its lightweight 4C sportscar on the firm’s Balocco test facility near Milan. The mixture of simulated motorway stretches, sweeping B-roads and full-on racetrack are the perfect environment for the 177 kW, 875 kg 4C to strut its stuff.
Alfa Romeo has finally unveiled the production version of its 4C lightweight sportscar ahead of this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
More often than not, the most driving enjoyment comes not from those brutishly-powerful hypercars at the far reaches of the automotive spectrum but those from simpler origins. Such vehicles such as the Mazda MX5, Honda S2000 and Porsche Cayman have made strong cases for themselves in this regard, but this realm of “affordable” thrills will soon not be only inhabited by the Japanese and Germans. Enter Alfa Romeo and the 4C.
Alfa Romeo has released a new promotional video for its carbon-fibre-bodied 4C track car. Featuring a Giulietta-sourced 1,8-litre turbocharged engine mated with a dual-clutch transmission, the 4C will reportedly crack the 0-100 km/h run in less than five seconds on the way to a top speed in excess of 250 km/h. Expect production to commence in 2012.
There’s been so much guesswork and conjecture surrounding Alfa Romeo’s plans to develop a compact spin-off of its stunning 8C supercar. So now we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as the Italian carmaker unveils the 4C Concept at this year’s Geneva Show and, yes, it’s a stunner…