Alfa Romeo 4C Spider order books open in the UK

UK order books for the potent Alfa Romeo 4C Spider have just opened. This follows on from the Italian sports car being priced in the United Kingdom earlier on in the year where it’ll set customers back a minimum of 59,500 pounds.

Beneath the skin, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider uses the same 1.75-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the coupe delivering 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque 80 per cent of which is available at a mere 1700 rpm. As a result, it can reach 96 km/h (60 mph) in a brisk 4.1 seconds while recording 1.1 g of lateral acceleration as well as 1.25 g of maximum braking deceleration. Three different exhaust systems are available for the 4C Spider with the range-topping Akrapovic dual-mode exhaust providing the rawest and most all-encompassing soundtrack. Elsewhere, the standard exhaust system is available alongside a racing exhaust from the factory.

Mated to the engine is a paddle-shift dual-clutch transmission which can pump through gear changes in a brisk 130 milliseconds at full throttle. The transmission also offers a selection of different driving modes with ‘Race’ mode being the most hardcore as it optimises the engine, transmission, electronic differential and electronic stability control system.

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