Evoking the spirit of the iconic Spider, the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C “super compact” sports car will be unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Auto Show in March. Considering the past popularity of it small sports cars, the 4C is a fitting reintroduction into the United States market.
The 4C was designed by Alfa and constructed in the Maserati plant in Modena, Italy. The two-seater coupe features rear wheel drive, “Alfa TCT” twin dry clutch transmission, and some mean looks on its carbon fiber chassis.
The Alfa Romeo 4C takes much of its technology and design cues from the 8C Competizione, with the exception of the 1750 Turbo Petrol engine. The engine features direct injection and an aluminum block. Keeping with its compact heritage, the 4C has a total length of 4 meters with a wheelbase of 2.5 meters, which allows it to be both small and agile.
Other vehicles on display are the Quadrifoglio Verde and the Giulietta, the later will come equipped with a “QV Sportiva” features pack. Also, two MiTo superbikes will be in the Alfa booth: a Limited Edition Superbike 170 HP and a Superbike 1.4 135 HP TCT Special Series, which has been customized with the original SBK kit. Both bikes will be fitted with carbon fiber parts and customized valve caps.
The event will also debut Alfa’s collaboration with clothing manufacturer Mopar. The collection includes high impact resistant sunglasses, waterproof backpack, and a carbon-brushed sweatshirt. If the event didn’t have enough fanfare, the Alfa Romeo booth will feature a fleet of 3D printers that will create (in biodegradable plastic) some doodads that are Alfa inspired.
For the curious and Geneva bound, you can register on 4C.alfaromeo.com to get your own 3D print.