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Alfa Romeo 4C to premier in Geneva
The Alfa Romeo brand is one that has tingled the senses of petrolheads worldwide with their exotic and passionate vehicles in the yesteryears. As of now though, the Italian marque only produces two hatchbacks.
Alfa is going back to its roots with the new two-seater, rear-wheel drive, 4C sports car. First showcased as a concept in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show the Alfa Romeo 4C was designed in-house with the objective of creating a modern performance car.
Alfa Romeo will be displaying the final production version of the 4C at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. One of the key criteria while creating the 4C sports car was keeping the weight down and the 4C is said to have a power to weight ratio of 4kg to 1PS for maximum agility and performance.
Powering the 4C is Alfa’s 1750 turbocharged petrol engine featuring a ‘scavenging control system’ that is claimed to overcome turbolag. The engine currently does duty in the Giulietta hatchback in which it develops 238PS of power and peak torque is rated at 340Nm. The engine in the 4C is mated to an automatic dry double clutch gearbox that can be controlled via paddle shifters.