Auburn Hills, Mich. - Spearheading the Italian marque’s North American renaissance, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider offer driving enthusiasts a technical, mid-engine design inspired by the brand’s legendary racing history and represent the essential sportiness embedded in the brand’s DNA: handcrafted in Modena, Italy; groundbreaking and seductive Italian style; state-of-the-art Formula 1 inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible power-to-weight ratio; advanced technologies, including the all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged and intercooled engine with direct-injection and dual variable-valve timing, which enables supercar-level performance, including 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
New personalization options and enhancements for 2016
Adding excitement to the 2016 lineup, Alfa Romeo is offering even more personalization options, which amplify the 4C and 4C Spider’s advanced technology, race-inspired performance and seductive Italian style.
Further highlighting Alfa Romeo’s use of state-of-the-art carbon fiber technology, the all-new carbon fiber halo offering elevates the 4C Spider’s technical look, while highlighting its exclusive carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and windshield frame. For an added touch of exclusivity and technology, a new Carbon Fiber Trim Package available on 4C Coupe and 4C Spider appoints the use of the lightweight material on the instrument panel and shift bezels, instrument cluster surround and vent surrounds.
For a bespoke look that emphasizes the 4C and 4C Spider’s Italian style, Alfa Romeo is now offering a premium leather interior with Tobacco and Black sport seats paired with a Black leather interior detailed with Tobacco accent stitching.
Introduced on the 4C Spider, and now standard for 2016 on the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe, a new Alpine premium audio system is designed for audiophiles, and provides premium sound quality, easier-to-use functionality and multiple connectivity and media options, including handsfree Bluetooth phone, Bluetooth streaming, USB port, iPod interface and CD/MP3 capabilities. In addition, the Alpine radio provides access to HD radio and SiriusXM Radio for a high-definition broadcast audio experience. Premium speakers are also standard on the 4C Coupe and 4C Spider for 2016.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider name is reminiscent of the brand’s great sporting tradition. The acronyms 8C and 6C in the 1930s and 1940s distinguished racing and road cars fitted with powerful eight- and six-cylinder engines. Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider model’s alphanumeric designation is a return to “the great Alfa Romeos” and continues this tradition with the innovative all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged, intercooled, direct injection, four-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 136 horsepower per liter.
The 4C and 4C Spider draw from a bloodline that includes some of the most purpose-built performance models, which illustrate lightness and efficiency with undeniable Alfa Romeo style – the aluminum-bodied 8C 2900 B Touring (1938); the 1900 C52 “Flying Saucer” (1952), which could exceed 140 mph (230 kph); and most notably the legendary 33 Stradale (1967), with its mid-engine and magnesium alloy and steel tube chassis “clothed” by groundbreaking styling, which is functional and distinctly Italian.
Furthermore, with seating for two, panoramic views, plus the soundtrack of an Italian performance-tuned engine and exhaust, Spiders are among the most exhilarating experiences in motoring – and the 4C Spider further represents the very core of Alfa Romeo’s DNA and heritage.