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Alfa Romeo 4C concept promotional video

Launches sometime next year

Alfa Romeo has released a new promotional video for the 4C concept.

Destined to go into production in 2012, the car features a carbon fiber body and a mid-mounted, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with more than 200 PS (147 kW / 197 bhp). It is connected to a dual-clutch gearbox which enables the concept to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than five seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Source: Alfa Romeo via Zercustoms

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Edison
I think this car can reach the performance goals set with use of lightweight construction. Plus, I think the engine will be more like 230hp. I'd be willing to bet that they will be using the 1.75L engine from the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde. This engine has a pretty decent slug of torque too, more so than the peaky Toyota engine that is in the Lotus. The only thing I am worried about with this car is the price and that I won't be able to afford it...
Jul 26, 2011 2:57 pm
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Ferraridude
Think about it, the base, non S Lotus Exige has 190 hp and it weighs 2050 lbs. It goes 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. This car is lighter and more powerful.
Jul 26, 2011 2:04 pm
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Ferraridude
The car actually weighs around 1870 lbs. So under 5 seconds is very easy with just around 200 hp.
Jul 26, 2011 11:20 am
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BugattiVeyron41
Looks like a praying mantis, so it's a no from me.
Jul 26, 2011 10:59 am
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GS4
Hmm just saw the sparce plasticky interior. No leather anywhere. With CF body, maybe it is possible. Still suspect though.
Jul 26, 2011 9:11 am
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kryst_PL
With proper gearing you could do a 100PS car that in 5 sec would hit 62mph... and not much above that. And show me a stock S2000 that actually had that 240PS...
Jul 26, 2011 11:18 am
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GS4
197HP and 0-62mph in less than 5 seconds? I smell SUSPECT. How light is this car? Honda S2000 with 240HP did it in about 6 seconds. For a sub-200HP car to do it in under 5, guessing it weighs about 2200lbs flat? That is Lotus Elise territory.. suspectful.
Jul 26, 2011 9:10 am
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Scuderia-Paul
I read somewhere that Alfa Romeo are aiming for a 850kg dry weight.
Jul 26, 2011 12:35 pm
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