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Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition live at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the most anticipated cars at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. And judging by the number of onlookers and fans that gathered at the stand to admire the three new Alfa Romeo models, it certainly confirms the expectations.

The new sportscar includes a number of elements in carbon fibre and high-quality materials, uses technology sourced from Alfa 8C Competizione and benefits from a very high power-to-weight ratio of less than 4Kg per horsepower. All thanks to the new 1750 cc four-cylinder engine, entirely made of aluminium and equipped with dual continuous variable valve timing, turbocharger and direct fuel injection. This powerful unit delivers 240 hp of output and 350 Nm of peak torque.

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Alfa Romeo engineers have also taken steps to eliminate any turbo lag, installing a revolutionary scavenging control system. The seven speed dual-clutch gearbox features a paddle shifter on the steering wheel. Alfa 4C is quite compact in size, measuring less than 4m in length, 2m in width and 1.18m in height and the wheelbase is 2.38m long.

The coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 250 km / h. The suspension system consists of a double-wishbone at the front and MacPherson at the rear, while the braking system is Brembo. Alfa's DNA driving mode selector provides 4 settings, Natural, All Weather, Dynamic and Race, designed for track driving.

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Alfa Romeo 4C achieves 1.25 g of maximum braking deceleration under and 1.1 g of lateral acceleration. The carbon fibre monocoque chassis weighs 65 Kg and is surrounded by aluminium panels at the front, the rear and the roof.

The car will also be offered in the exclusive Launch Edition version with carbon fibre details, 'Bianco Carrara' matte white body paint and with an inclusive Advanced Driving session with professional driving instructors. Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition will be produced in 1000 units and will cost € 60,000 (£51,500).

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