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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a featherweight high-performance roadster, hand-crafted from composite materials in a truly modern form yet with the feel of a classic Italian supercar. SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) composite bodywork clothes an almost entirely carbon-fibre chassis and rear frame. While the design features details from Alfa’s extensive sportscar past it undeniably has the flavour of a baby Ferrari. Inside the theme continues. it feels a very special place to sit despite inheriting a few components from cars further down the range. In keeping with the cutting-edge concept, there are modern features such as LCD displays rather than classic chrome-rimmed dials. Luxuries are few, the 4C Spider is intended to be closer to a track car than a luxury cruiser.

The performance is as breath-taking as the styling. Power comes from an engine now common in the Alfa range – the 1750cc all-aluminium four-pot, but it is turbocharged and thanks to the cars advanced construction it is able to put every one of its 240 horsepowers to good use. There is no manual gearbox option with each car getting a racing-style dual dry clutch transmission. Stopping-power comes from Brembo high-performance brakes.

In addition to the manually removable fabric roof panel, the Spider has some other details that differ from the Coupe. These include more traditional headlights, a new exhaust and engine hood. The chassis also received an additional 45kg of stiffening to improve torsional rigidity.

The 4C was chosen as the car to relaunch the Alfa Romeo brand within the US market in 2013 with the Spider following the Coupe model 2 years later. As a baby supercar, the Alfa has few competitors with most of its rivals more refined and less driver focussed. If it isn’t already exotic enough, every owner can remember that their Spider was assembled by hand in the Maserati facility in Modena, Italy.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Details

Production dates2015-current
Length 3990 mm / 157 in
Width inc. mirrors 1868 mm / 74 in
Height 1189 mm / 47 in
Wheelbase 2380 mm / 94 in
Luggage capacity 110 litres / 3.88 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres / 10.6 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 999,999 miles
Service intervals 12 miles

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Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1742 cc
Power 240@6000 bhp
Torque 350@2100 nm
Transmission type 6-speed dual clutch sequential
Kerb weight 999 kg / 2202 lb
UK retail price from £59,820

Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider Performance

Max speed (auto) 160 mph / 257 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 4.5 seconds

Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 40.9 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 161 g/km

Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider 50° Anniversario

To celebrate 50 years of the Alfa Romeo Spider 50 numbered limited edition cars were built with a host of normally optional extras as standard. The mechanical specification was unchanged from the standard car.

Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider 50° Anniversario Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
UK retail price from £67,500

Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider 50° Anniversario Performance

Max speed (auto) 160 mph / 257 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 4.5 seconds

Alfa Romeo 4C 1750 Spider 50° Anniversario Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 40.9 mpg

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