Alfa Romeo has a long history of creating racetrack-inspired vehicles for the street. It's why designers incorporated some of the same innovative materials and technology found in Formula One cars and supercars. In the racing world, an efficient balance of power and weight is the key to successful racing cars. Alfa Romeo pursues the perfect balance between power and weight. Every component of every vehicle is designed and produced following this balance philosophy.
Alfa Romeo uses ultralight materials in every component. These materials are not only light but also durable, stiff and dynamically efficient. The 4C begins with the solid foundation of a Carbon Fibre monocoque chassis- three times stronger and seven times lighter than conventional steel. Front and rear aluminum subframes combine strength with weight-saving technologies. Sheet Moulded Compound (SMC) is used for the outer body and is 20% lighter and more stable than steel — and also resists corrosion.
If there’s one thing Alfa Romeo knows, it’s that lightness means nothing without power. At the heart of a 4C is a 237 HP, 258 lb-ft torque turbocharged inline 4, with a top speed of 258 km/h and a weight-to-power ratio of 4.7 kg/hp. A figure that not only promises genuine supercar agility and performance—it delivers. In fact, the all-aluminum, mid-mounted engine rockets the 4C from 0 to 100 km/h in a head-snapping 4.1 seconds.* This breakthrough power plant, married to a car with a curb weight of a mere 1,118 kilograms, creates a car capable of accelerating considerably faster than cars boasting higher horsepower.
*Based on manufacturer’s testing. Actual results may vary.
*Starting At price represents the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) minus current Manufacturer discounts which allow the dealer to sell for less. Manufacturer discounts may vary from time to time and may vary considerably by model, trim and engine option selected. Manufacturer discounts include Consumer Cash discounts, which are applied before taxes, and/or Bonus Cash discounts, which are applied after taxes. Please see your retailer or visit Build and Price for further pricing information. Price listed is for base models. Vehicles shown may be an upgraded model. Taxes, freight, insurance, registration, license, retailer administration fees and new tire duties (in Quebec) not included. Retailers may sell for less.
*** No system can repeal the laws of physics or overcome careless driving actions. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. When the warning lamp flashes, the driver needs to use less throttle and adapt speed and driving behaviour to prevailing road conditions.
** Drive Responsibly. Always obey the rules of the road.
‡ Park-Sense Rear Park Assist - Always check entire surroundings before backing up.
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