Video: Alfa Romeo 4C Makes U.S. Debut

Just after official details about the U.S. spec 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C were revealed, the car has made its video debut courtesy of the Chrysler Group.


While the clip itself is rather uneventful with no narration, hard accelerations and screeching tyres, it does perfectly highlight than when equipped with the more traditional headlights as standard in the U.S. but optional in Europe, the 4C looks stunning on the move complete with the burbling 1.75-litre turbocharged soundtrack!

As we previously reported, the main difference between the European spec and American spec Alfa Romeo 4C is the weight difference. While the Euro car has a dry weight of just 895 kg, the U.S. model weighs in at 1,050 kg. Some of the reasons behind the weight gain include a thicker carbon fibre monocoque, a new fuel system as well as air conditioning and radio as standard. While weight is up by more than 150 kg, make no mistake, the U.S-spec Alfa Romeo 4C is still very light by modern standards.

Under the hood, it is powered by the same 1.75-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the Euro car. This powertrain delivers 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with power being sent to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission. As a result, the Italian sports car can hit 100 km/h in the mid-4 second range before reaching a top speed of 258 km/h!

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