The earliest sports car is a miracle of automotive design, built with the aim of achieving optimal handling. Thin and lightweight, the Alfa Romeo 4C is a flashback on high-performance cars.
With a long hood, winding body and exciting lines, the Alfa Romeo 4C looks like a prototypical sports car, and has the performance to fulfill this promise. The carbon fiber chassis dramatically lightens the car’s weight. And with its muscular engine, it becomes clear that the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C has what it takes to deliver exceptional athletic driving dynamics.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is mid-engined, lightweight sports car offered in coupe and convertible (Spider) body styles and a single trim level.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is powered by a turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Power sent to the rear wheels through an automated-clutch manual transmission. It has paddle shifters, but you can also let the transmission shift for you like a regular automatic. An electronically controlled rear differential and four-mode driving selector are standard.
In track performance testing, the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe with the Track pack and sport exhaust hit 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds utilizing the built-in launch control system. About the same time as the Corvette and quicker than the Cayman and BMW M4.
The EPA estimated fuel economy at 28 mpg combined (24 city/34 highway), which is impressive given the car performance.