Alfa Romeo have just brought the 4C Spider to their stand at the Geneva Motorshow. Doesn’t it look absolutely fabulous?
Scheduled to go into production in early 2015, Alfa Romeo have utilised the rigid chassis on the 4C coupe to release a spider version and it looks even better than the 4C released last year.
The 4C was Alfa’s car to provide the driver with the raw and pure driving sensations and the Spider will only intensify the experience.
The weight has inevitably increased in order to provide the structural integrity required to meet safety regulations. But thanks to carbon fibre used for the rollover bars, spoilers and windscreen frame, there is only an increase of 60 kg over the coupe and structural rigidity and mechanical purity are not compromised.
The 4C features a new dual-stage central exhaust system with titanium and carbon tailpipes made by Akrapovic who manufacture competition systems for motorbikes in Moto GP. There is an electrically-operated valve system which enhances performance and the exhaust note – thus intensifying the driving experience further.
Performance will be identical to the coupe as it uses the same 1750 cc turbocharged petrol engine producing 240 bhp via a six-speed dual dry-clutch transmission which aids a 0-62 time of 4.5 seconds. It should also be noted that the 40:60 front-to-rear weight distribution retains the same balance in the Spider as it does in the coupe.
The 4C Spider is outstandingly gorgeous to look at. Alfa Romeo have binned the funny headlamps from the hardtop too…