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Alfa Romeo 4C (Italy, 2011-present)

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The 4C concept was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The production version of the Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoAlfa RomeoItaly, 1910 > present108 models
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4C4CAlfa Romeo 4CItaly, 2011 > present5 photos
was revealed in the beginning of 2013 and it was shown to the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The car looks very similar to the concept that has been shown since 2011 with two seats, rear-wheel drive and a 1750cc turbocharged engine.

The 4C name comes from Alfa Romeo's 8C8CAlfa Romeo 8CItaly, 1931 > 193913 versions
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and 6C6CAlfa Romeo 6CItaly, 1925 > 19546 series
54 versions
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sports cars that began in 1920s. The cars used various tunes of Alfa Romeo's straight-eight and straight-six engines respectively until the 50s. The name is also supposed to represent that the car has a less than 4kg/hp power-to-weight ratio.

To achieve the low weight, the 4C uses a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum and a 1750cc turbocharged engine. The engine is also used in the  Alfa Romeo GiuliettaGiulietta (modern)Alfa Romeo Giulietta (modern)Italy, 2010 > present102 versions
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with 232hp and the transmission is the Alfa TCT twin dry clutch transmission with Alfa DNA selector with Dynamic, Natural, All Weather and Race modes.

The 4C is 4m (13.12ft) long, 200cm (6.6ft) wide and 118cm (3.9ft) high with a 2.4m (7.9ft) wheelbase. The style of the 4C is supposed to blend the look of the iconic 33 Stradale33 StradaleAlfa Romeo 33 StradaleItaly, 1967 > 19694 photos
and more modern 8C Competizione8C Competizione Gen.1Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Gen.1Italy, 2003 > 20092 versions
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. It is very similar to the look of the early concepts.



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The Italian automaker Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910, although its roots precede that date. It was actually in 1906, when Milanese aristocrat Cavaliere Ugo Stella and French car manufacturer Alexandre Darracq combined efforts to build an automobile plant, that the Darracq Italiana, former Alfa Romeo company, was established in Naples. Later that year, headquarters of the company were moved to the city of Milan.

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