The model has been crafted as a compact two-seater with inspiration clearly drawn from the race track. Its low profile is accentuated by smooth curves and tidy folds, and the front end features a characteristic Alfa Romeo expression seen through the triangular grille.
The cabin continues this theme, as motorsport elements are seen on every surface. Carbon fibre trims the door sills, while stitched Alcantara covers supportive sports seats that place you in front of an ergonomic flat-bottomed steering wheel.
Underpinning the 4C's success is Alfa Romeo's latest technological advancements, which include those developed for Formula 1. The monocoque cockpit is an example of this, and its one-piece carbon fibre construction ensures maximum rigidity with excellent weight savings. Air conditioning and a sophisticated audio system optimise your comfort and enjoyment at the wheel, and the TFT display digitises the traditional instrument cluster.
The coupé's main draw is its gripping performance, which you can adjust as per the conditions and road surface. Alfa D.N.A enables you to choose from drive modes of Dynamic, Natural, All-Weather and now Race, which in the flick of a switch alter throttle response, power delivery, steering responsiveness, stability, and braking. This not only enhances your experience, but improves safety as traction can be maximised.
Whichever D.N.A mode is chosen, a thrilling drive is guaranteed from the 240bhp four-cylinder direct-injection engine. The 0-60mph sprint takes less than 4.5 seconds, and a top speed of 155mph is reached soon after. The unit is also remarkably refined, with up to 41.5mpg combined in fuel economy possible.
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