Long-time WCF friend Marchettino had the opportunity to record a close-up video with the Alfa Romeo 4C revving its small 1.75-liter engine.
The video was taken during a trackday event organized by Top Gear Italy magazine and gives us the possibility to hear the soundtrack provided by the 4C's 4-cylinder, 1.75-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. The motor delivers 240 HP (177 kW) and a peak torque of 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) sent to the rear axle through a dual-clutch gearbox.
The 4C offers perhaps one of the best engine sounds for a four-cylinder car and it also looks gorgeous from just about every angle, with the exception of the headlights which should have been carried over from the concept.
Alfa Romeo says the 895 kg (1,973 lbs) RWD coupe will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds before topping out at 160 mph (258 km/h). Already on sale, the 4C has a fuel consumption of 6.8 liters / 100 km (34.5 mpg US or 41.5 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 157 g/km.