Carbon fiber, the celebration of sportiness
This natural element is also the most high-tech material in automotive engineering. The monocoque of the Alfa Romeo 4C -- weighing only 236 lbs – is a single carbon fiber body, just like a supercar, in which space is cut out for the driver and a passenger.
Aluminum: lightness in its element
Technology at the service of performance. By combining solidity and very light weight, aluminum is a bit of a paradox. This is why the crankcase and the front and rear frames are made of aluminum.
Outer body made of Sheet Molded Compound (SMC)
Benefits of this material includes lighter weight (it is 20% lighter than steel) and corrosion resistance. Dimensional stability is comparable to steel and better than aluminum.
D.N.A. system with Race Mode
Alfa Romeo 4C is designed around the driver. The new Alfa D.N.A. selector has three core settings (Dynamic, Natural and All Weather) for adapting the car to the road conditions and the current driving style. Additionally, Race mode is designed to further enhance the driving experience on the race track. Holding the selector pressed in the Dynamic position will cut out the stability control system and the ABS,handing full control of the car over to the driver. Furthermore, the full digital instrument panel with a Thin Film Transitor (TFT) display changes configuration to provide the information most pertinent to the specific Alfa D.N.A. setting.
Twin Clutch Transmission (TCT) with Launch Control
The Alfa Romeo 4C is equipped with a 6-speed Twin-Clutch Transmission, a solution that combines the instant power of a sequential shift with all the convenience of an automatic. This system works like two transmissions in parallel, each with its own clutch. The next gear is selected while the previous gear is still engaged, eliminating discontinuity of power.
The 4C is also fitted with Launch Control for easy high performance standing starts. Launch Control is activated by pressing the brake pedal while pushing the accelerator pedal all the way down and squeezing the paddle on the left of the steering wheel. As soon as you release the brake, the system automatically controls the transmission, traction and power to maximize acceleration.