2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Premiere: Italian Style at 2015 NAIAS
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has just introduced the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the 2015 NAIAS. Imagined as an open-top version of the Alfa Romeo 4C, the new roadster will be the second Alfa Romeo model on the American soil. Perhaps its performance can’t be compared with Ferraris and Lamborghinis, but its dynamic Italian design makes this car really attractive – more in a supercar manner than in a midlife-crisis-car sense.
The engine used to motivate the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider doesn’t have a huge displacement as the exterior of the car might suggest. The all-aluminum turbocharged and direct-injected gasoline engine comes with 1.75-liter displacement, but it delivers 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The automaker is especially proud of the engine’s horsepower-per-liter rating — it has 136 horsepower per a liter of displacement.
Performance of 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Since the body of the 2015 4C Spider is made of lightweight materials, the engine is more than enough for having a great time behind the steering wheel. The mid-engine layout also contributes to the car’s performance. The automaker claims that the roadster accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. It also has 1.1 g of lateral acceleration.
Contemporary Materials and Modern Bodywork Weight-Saving Solutions
They used 236-pounds carbon-fiber monocoque chassis which is three times stronger and seven times lighter than steel. They continued their weight-loss tactics further. The body has been made out of SMC (sheet molded compound) which is a very lightweight composite material that’s more rigid and 20 percent lighter than steel. Furthermore, using glass that’s 10 percent thinner, the automaker managed to reduce the weight by 15 percent.
Technology and Performance
Employing high-end technology, the engineers have perfected the car’s performance. The 2015 4C Spider is equipped with Alfa TCT twin-clutch and Alfa DNA selector. The DNA selector has four modes: All-weather, Natural, Dynamic and Race.
Appearance and Style
The appearance of the latest addition to the American Alfa Romeo range exploits the design of the 4C Coupe and the brand’s rich history. The new roadster has every right to be proud of its sporty ancestors and racing history. Using the same spirit as its predecessors, the 2015 4C Spider has been manufactured with an ambition to be the most attractive vehicle on the road.
Since the people at Alfa Romeo are aware that a canvas soft roof can’t protect the car as a metal roof, they will offer a removable roof made of carbon-fiber.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Release Date
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will be released this summer in the USA and Canada.