Alfa Romeo 4c Spider – Geneva 2015

The 2013 Geneva Motor Show saw the unveiling of the Alfa Romeo 4c, Alfa Romeos ‘comeback’ to its legendary past. It focused on being a lightweight drivers car. So what better time and place than the 2015 Geneva Motor Show to unveil the 4cs sportier sister, the Alfa Romeo 4c Spider.

The 4c Spider sits on the same lightweight carbon monocoque chassis just with added structural enhancements. This includes an aluminium rollover structure, a carbon windscreen frame and a steel engine compartment cross-member. However, all these structure enhancements add to the weight. To get around the weight issue, Alfa have improved aerodynamics ensuring very little wind and noise entering the cabin. Two roofing options are available, a removable carbon hardtop or cloth roof.

Alfa 4c DarraghCredit to Darragh McKenna for this picture of the 4c Spider in all its glory

Adding to the design element, four new wheel options are available on the Spider, they include 17/18-inch (front/rear) or 18/19-inch in a  silver or dark finish.

Inside, customers are greeted with leather seats with accent stitching and carbon surrounds. Tan leather upholstery is also an option. Adding to the Alfa experience is a new Alpine audio system with Bluetooth and multiple device connectivity.

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Performance is still the same as the Spider is powered by the same 1750 TBi engine producing 240hp and 350nm, a top speed of 257km/h and a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds.

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was designed by Alfa Romeo Centro Stile will be produced at the Maserati plant in Modena alongside the Alfa Rome 4C Coupé, which is also upgraded for 2015. Many features which were previously optional are now standard on every model, including parking sensors, cruise control, an Alfa sound system, luxury floor mats, carbon fibre headlamps surrounds with Bi-LED headlamps, the Alfa Romeo 4C car cover and an Alfa Romeo car care kit. The covered, projector-style xenon headlamps and Giallo paint will also be an option on new Coupés.

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Prices are being revised for the Coupé model and will announced alongside the Spiders’ closer to the time of its launch this Summer.

One thought on “Alfa Romeo 4c Spider – Geneva 2015”

  1. What a gorgeous car. I would love to get my hands on that new 1750 engine! I especially like the way it looks from the back – really new yet still really alfa. Mick

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