Geneva Motor Show: Alfa Romeo 4C Unveiled

The Geneva Motor Show has kicked off with a bang, as Alfa Romeo unveiled the 4C, which is like an 8C only smaller and much cheaper.

Every time one starts an Aston Martin vehicle, three words appear on the dashboard; power, beauty and soul. While these might embody Aston, they would work just as well in an Alfa Romeo, a company that has long been known for its stunning designs, Italian passion and horrific unreliability.

While the times have changed at Alfa Romeo, one thing has not. While their reliability might have improved, that Italian passion and brilliant designs have lingered and that is completely evident in the new Alfa Romeo 4C.

In total, the Alfa Romeo 4C is less than eight feet long, making it more on par with a Lotus rather than an Alfa. The car tips the scales at 1,873 pounds, thanks to the use of carbon fiber and aluminum and under the hood lives a 17500cc direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder with 200 horsepower. That engine is connected to a TCT dual-clutch transmission that will send the power to the rear wheels.

Stomp on the accelerator and the new Alfa Romeo 4C will hit 60 miles per hour in just four seconds, which is not surprising due to this vehicle’s low weight and small overall dimensions.

Topping off the Italian cake is the chance that the 4C might be offered here in the United States. Alfa Romeo is currently evaluating the production possibilities of the 4C, as it might lead the company’s charge back into America.

The Alfa Romeo 4C, shown at the Geneva Motor Show, will be on sale in Europe in 2012. While the 4C might make it to our shores, the sale date is not known as of yet. One just needs to keep their fingers crossed and pray to whatever deity it is one believes in, that the Alfa Romeo 4C comes to America.

[Alfa Romeo]

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