This is the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4c spider and it's screens companies yonder from a mile away. It is absolutely gorgeous with that trademark alpha nose and very racy stance. It is really wide and not that long making it a perfect recipe for agility. The front and rear parts of the chassis are aluminum while the top in the middle is all carbon fiber. As you probably guessed already it is really like. It is 1128 kilos.
I mean I've had shits bigger than that. It is the living proof that there is a replacement for displacement and it's called a diet. Alpha has taken as much as possible away, there's no power steering, there's no power seat, there's no glove box. You do get a twin-clutch six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that works equally well in auto and manual moments. You get cruise control, you get lots of carbon fiber, you get a very low, you get parking sensors and a USB port talked under there.
The 1,742 CC turbo engine is direct-injected indirectly place behind your ears making the delivery of 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet report. It's a little bit erratic and very dramatic and the blow-off valve sounds like a horny wolf sometimes. Low-end and mid-range the engine is actually really strong and performance is solid. Higher up in the rev range it does seem to run out of breath a little bit, but overall this is plenty fast. The only you're ever going to feel that you wanted more power is if you're on a very fast racetrack and running against cars that are pushing double the power.
The for pot breaks up front and two pot breaks and the rear are really good and can bring the car to a complete stop from a hundred kilometers an hour and 41 meters. The brake pedal is pretty touchy and it feels a little bit mushy in the middle and also brake fade after awhile becomes pretty evident. The manual steering is really nice on a track, but on the road it's a little bit too reactive all the roads and perfections and it gets a little bit later very high speed. Also when you're fully stop it is really hard to turn. A first this lightweight rocket is all about handling and yes it does corner really well.
It's 40-60 weight distribution makes it very playful, l but also when driven in race mode without the driving aids it can be quite unforgiving. It initially under steers it feels a bit like a Ferrari that understood that can very quickly change to overseer four-wheel drift or even more understanding. This thing is really hard for. I mean really hard work there is absolutely no room for mistakes, but it is what makes it really exciting.
The interior is very sporty to minimal materials have been used to create a premium racing carpet. Didn't finish are really good and I like that you can see a lot of carbon fiber and what appears bare metal. The roof comes off quite easily all you need to do is undo a couple of latches and then roll it off the car and story of the truck. The reverse procedure is a little bit trickier, but it's still quite easy. You can definitely notice the absence of the roof when it comes the tensional rigidity even though it is almost as good as the coop. Flickr collar and you want to go racing and you need extra room your helmet consider the spider a very viable option.
Being really light and having a small turbo engine means good fuel economy you can expect to burn through about 10 leaders for every hundred kilometers of travel on average. Which existing really affordable to run. The trunk is only 100 liters and it also gets white cock so don't really get on it for the grocery run for your helmet and laptop it is fine. I can't really say that it's ideal for a daily driver since it's too hard too low and too much hard work to drive. But as a genuine sports car it has to be all that. So for a fun weekend play or a track car it is almost perfect. And I say almost because of the price. The spider starts at 78 and a half thousand fathers and this one as past it is just over ninety. It tickles every millimeter of your nervous system the harshness of the motor the immense feedback from the seat and steering that crackles and pops with the exhaust.
Every time you even look at this thing your heart starts pounding mean 4c is a great name for it but pacemaker would have been even better.
|Type and Description||Inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled with turbocharger, intercooler and wet sump|
|Displacement, cc (cu.in.)||1,742 (106.3)|
|Bore x Stroke||3.27 x 3.17 (83 x 80.5)|
|Valve System||Dual overhead cam with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variablevalve timing (VVT), 16 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters|
|Fuel Injection||Direct-injection, sequential, multiport, electronic|
|Construction||Aluminum-alloy block with cast-iron liners, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crankshaft, aluminum-alloy heads and aluminum bedplate|
|Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar)||21.75 psi / 1.45 bar|
|Power (SAE net)||237 HP @ 6,000 RPM (136 bhp/liter)|
|Torque (SAE net)||258 LB-FT @ 2,200 - 4,250 RPM|
|Max. Engine Speed||6,500 rpm (fuel cutoff)|
|Fuel Requirement||Unleaded premium — 91 Octane (R+M)/2|
|Oil Capacity (with Filters)||6.1 qt. (5.8 liter)|
|Coolant Capacity||11.2 qt. (10.6 liter)|
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Published: Patrik Jonsson