The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder gets a special spot at the International North American 2015 Detroit Auto show thanks to their bold new design and their great platform. The Italian drop-top makes for an amazing driver’s car on the road, and on track joining the successful lineup of Alfa Romeo cars right next to the 4C Coupe.
Whats new for Alfa Romeo’s 4C you may ask? How about no roof and an exhaust note to match the excitement of a drop top, we haven’t seen this formula in an Alfa Romeo since the 8C Spider in 2009. It isn’t all cheap thrills as well, the roof will be removable and wont affect the car in any way since the 4C’s F1 inspired Carbon Fiber monocoque chassis was designed to support an open-top car all while weighing in at 2,487 pounds with the Spider version, just 22 lbs more than the 4C Coupe, so you can enjoy a drop top without having to regret any performance loss.
The engine isn’t a beefy pot by any measures, just the Good Ol’ turbocharged 1.75 Liter Four-cylinder rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque – Using an aluminum block and special intakes routed to the drivers cabin to deliver that great engine note.The Intake design is also proven to provide ample throttle response at all times.
Mama Mia, an Akrapovic exhaust that includes a dual-mode system will be available as stock. The buyer has the option to select one of three available exhaust systems, tradition dictates that the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder gets a mid mounted engine fixed to a six speed Dual-Clutch transmission routed to the rear wheels only. Rubbers on the rear measure 18/235/35Z while the fronts get smaller 17/205/40 with stopping power coming from vented steel discs with Brembo calipers.
Performance is where it all comes down to, the little 4C Spyder is quoted to have a 0-60 mph time in just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph, while handling is a key component – the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is capable of a 1.1 g lateral acceleration and 1.25 g of maximum braking force (pretty crazy numbers). The handling department got a little more attention thanks to lightweight aluminum suspension frames mounted to the car’s carbon tub which translate to incredible frame rigidity.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C gets human this time, with a driving “DNA” selector that lets the driver select different modes ranging from natural, all weather to special race mode, chances are you will stay in number 3. This aggressive Alfa looks same on the inside as the standard 4C Coupe, focusing on the driver only and blemishing his cabin with carbon fiber and aluminum all part of the carbon structure, while also giving a hint of luxury with the leather trim, aluminum pedals and a unique digital instrument cluster coupled with premium Alpine Audio system only for the 4C range.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spyder will make their way to the UAE, GCC in late 2015 with a sticker price expected to go all the way up to 220,000 Dirhams or Riyals. The United States market will be getting the fiesty Spider a little bit earlier, with a sticker price of around $55,000.
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder can be had with a track package which adds to the car’s already amazing handling; It includes a staggered fitment of 18-inch front and 19-inch rear forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero AR Racing tires (GRIPPP), high-performance shock absorbers with larger front- and rear-sway bars, carbon fiber side mirror caps and a carbon fiber gauge cluster bezel. Buy it, what are you waiting for?