Turin, 25 February 2015: Alfa Romeo returns to the Geneva Car Show with yet another high-impact stand. Once again, it is the brand’s sporting soul that steals the limelight with dream spiders, high-performance models, and timeless classics which combined give powerful emphasis to the brand’s uniqueness on the world stage of the automobile industry.
For over a century, Alfa Romeo has been dedicated to those whose expectations from a car go beyond the concept of “useful means of transport”, entering the realm of the “most genuine emotions”. Hence the exhibition area in Geneva is ideally located to capture the sensations which only Alfa Romeo can give with its qualities of agility, power, and safety: a winding road.
The star of the Alfa Romeo stand is unquestionably the 4C Spider. Following its world debut in Detroit during the 2015 North American International Auto Show, in Geneva the EMEA-region version is on display. The new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider combines the pleasure of open-air motoring with the sporting and minimalist character of the multi-award winning 4C Coupé.
Two examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider grace the stand in Geneva: one Madreperla White (metallized tri-coat) elegantly offset by the stand’s black floor, and the other in Prototype sporting yellow.
Designed by the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, this intriguing two-seater, rear-wheel drive, mid-engine 4C Spider is the latest confirmation of excellence for this Italian brand in a sector which has recognised some of its models as among the most beautiful in world automobile history.
It is now down to the 4C Spider to uphold and carry forward the concept inaugurated in 2007 with the prototype 8C Competition and developed with other extraordinary vehicles such as the 8C Spider (2008), the 4C Coupé (2013), and the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.
The highest expression of Alfa Romeo’s exclusive binomial of “functional beauty”, the new open-top features a seductive Made-in-Italy “cladding” enclosing a carbon fibre monocoque that takes its inspiration from F1 racing cars and makes for an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 138 HP/l.
The advanced technology, which includes a 1750cc all-aluminium turbocharged direct injection engine with intercooler and dual CVVT, ensures a supercar performance: top speed of 257 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 1.1 g lateral acceleration, and 1.25 g deceleration peaks when braking.
Also on display with a Rosso Competizione Red Tri-coat colour scheme is the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupé, the latest brand icon whose breathtaking design and superb performance capture the essence of the sporting spirit. It is no surprise that, since its launch at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, this seductive coupé has attracted a steady flow of international awards and plaudits.
The multi-award winning Alfa Romeo 4CCoupé is at its best on the circuit, where speed, short stopping distances, and transverse acceleration are of the essence when competing for the fastest lap-time: 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.5 seconds, 258 km/h top speed, deceleration peaks in the range of 1.25 g. and lateral acceleration peaks above 1.1 g. All this is made possible by optimal weight distribution – 40% on the front axis, 60% on the rear – an overall weight of 895 kg, consisting mostly of carbon fibre, aluminium, steel, and SCM, and an extraordinary weight-to-power ratio below 4 Kg/HP.
Furthermore, the Alfa Romeo 4CCoupé will be even more exclusive and packed with more standard equipment. An array of features previously available as optional only have been made standard for orders starting from the end of February.
The award-winning Alfa Romeo coupé is being renewed to express the spirit of 4C – which is to be always at the top in terms of technological innovation and care for detail – even better.
Equipment included in the new improved version includes carbon fibre headlamps body with bi-led headlamps, Alfa Hi-Fi sound system, Alfa Romeo car cover and car care kit specifically designed for the 4Ccare and cleaning. Free optional equipment now includes parking sensors and cruise control.
For new orders, the de-tax price of 52,206 Euro for the Alfa Romeo 4C will be the same price across all of Europe, except for Switzerland.
Customers placing new orders can configure their 4C with a series of optionals that will be launched with the 4C Spider, among which screened Bi-Xenon headlamps and the new “Prototype Yellow” colour combined with the black leather (or black leather and microfiber) interiors and yellow stitching.