The 2015 Alfa Romeo C4 Spider had its premiere at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The new model is a really interesting roadster, designed for people with good taste and in search of some fun. The design is unique, bold and attractive; the new model really stands out from the crowd. Also, it was made using some quite innovative technologies and materials, so the model is really lightweight and therefore, comes with a better performance than the one might have expected. In addition, thanks to roadster’s new light body and details, the manufacturer was able to use an engine with smaller displacement without worrying whether it will affect the car’s performance or not. The smaller the engine, the less fuel it consumes, naturally, but this particular unit also offers an unexpectedly high power output. Add to that a modern and fully equipped cabin, and you will get a splendid new supercar.
Appearance & Design
As you can see from the photos below, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider looks really unique. Its design was based on the appearance of the 4C Coupe, but we must say that the new supercar truly stands out from its competition. It is designed to look modern and adventurous, since it is meant for the drivers with the same traits. That’s why this is not a car for everybody – not everyone will be able to recognize its potential. The open-top version of the 4C model share quite a number of design cues with the latter, but it also comes with a shape of its own, making it more distinctive and assertive. This is a proper roadster for younger and more urban customers, and we are sure its success on the market will be noticeable.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will come with the soft canvas roof. However, since such solution doesn’t really offer any protection during poor weather, the manufacturer decided to add carbon-fiber removable roof to the offer as well.
Bodywork & New Technological Solutions to Reduce Weight
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider comes with some very interesting features. The roadster is designed using some rather innovative technological solutions which should help it maximize its performance. To start with, the 2015 4C Spider lies on a 236-pounds carbon-fiber monocoque chassis which is three times stronger and seven times lighter than the steel one. In addition, the body is made out of SMC, which stands for sheet molded compound. That is a really lightweight composite material which is very tough and 20 percent lighter than steel. But that’s not all. To reduce the weight of the car even more, the manufacturer installed a 10 percent thinner glass, which reduced the weight by 15 percent. Don’t worry, the windows are still strong enough.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Powertrain Setup
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider uses an engine with a rather small displacement. However, due to aforementioned weight saving methods, the engine provides superb performance. It is an all-aluminum turbocharged 1.75-liter gasoline engine which can generate 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque – more than enough to keep the driver entertained, to say the least. The manufacturer likes to stress out the unit’s horsepower-per-liter rating – an amazing 136 horsepower per liter of displacement.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will be really fun to drive. According to the manufacturer, the new convertible can speed up to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds, and it also comes with a 1.1 g lateral acceleration. Whoever doubted at the small engine’s potential can now see they have nothing to worry about.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider High-End Tech
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider comes with a few high-end technology gadgets to improve its performance even more. The new roadster will feature Alfa TCT twin-clutch and Alfa DNA selector. The latter features four modes: All-Weather, Natural, Dynamic and Race.
Premiere & Release Date
After the premiere at the 2015 NAIAS, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider should be released this summer in the USA and Canada. Pricing is yet to be announced.