Geneva Live - Alfa Romeo 4C Spider unveiled

05/03/2014 - 01:13 | ,  ,   | Karthik H

Italian car maker Alfa Romeo has unveiled the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the Geneva Motor Show.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider front three quarter right - Geneva Live

The 4C Spider will go into mass production early in 2015. The car is based on the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and gets a few upgrades thanks to losing its roof.

The car is powered by the same all-aluminium, direct-injection four-cylinder 1,750 cc turbocharged petrol engine, as in the coupe, making 240 bhp at 6,000 rpm, and peak torque of 350 Nm between 2,100 rpm and 4,000 rpm mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The car also gets a 4-cylinder 1,750 cc diesel engine.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider side - Geneva Live

The convertible gets a 2-seater layout with a rear wheel drive setup and the engine being mounted in a central position. The car also debuts a new colour - The Glossy White - shade that is exclusive to the car. New headlamps and optional wheels ranging from 18- to 19-inch wheels are also part of the 4C Spider's package.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider seats - Geneva Live

The car has a length, Alfa Romeo says, of approximately 4 meters and a wheelbase of just under 2.4 meters. An in-depth study was conducted to reduce air turbulence in the passenger compartment with the hood pulled down, says the company.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider rear profile - Geneva Live

Despite having to strengthen the car after losing its roof, the 4C Spider still has a sub-1,000 kg dry weight. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider adopts a concept of central exhaust system with dualstage terminal, manufactured by Akrapovic titanium and carbon.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider - Geneva - Press Release

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