Alfa Romeo’s Italian supermodel goes topless: The 4C Spider has arrived in Australia, delivering thrilling performance, stunning style and an exhilarating open-air experience

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  • The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider’s open-air cockpit and mid-engine proportions draw from more than 100 year­­s of ground-breaking Italian design and heritage
  • Unique carbonfibre windshield frame highlights the 4C Spider’s ultralight carbonfibre monocoque and aluminium chassis structures, which enable an incredible power-to-weight ratio and true supercar performance
  • Carbon-fibre monocoque ensures rigidity, meaning minimal structural differences between the 4C Spider and 4C Coupe.
  • Innovative technological solutions: all-aluminium 1750cc direct-injection, dual intercooled, advanced turbocharged engine with dual variable-valve timing paired to the lightning-fast Alfa TCT (twin-clutch transmission) and Alfa DNA selector with four adjustable drive modes
  • Stunning performance: 177kW, 350Nm and a 4.5sec 0-100km/h sprint
  • Handcrafted in Modena, Italy, Alfa Romeo 4C Spider combines the excellences of both Alfa Romeo and Maserati
  • The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is available now and is priced at just $99,000 (MSRP)

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has arrived in Australia, combining the race-inspired performance, advanced technology and stunning design of its hard-topped sibling, with the thrills and excitement of open-air motoring.

The 4C Spider is handcrafted in Modena, Italy and features ground-breaking and seductive Italian style, a state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbonfibre monocoque chassis for an incredible power-to-weight ratio, and advanced technologies including the all-aluminium 1750cc turbocharged engine with direct-injection, dual intercoolers, and variable valve timing that ensure the thrilling performance expected of Alfa Romeo’s stunning supercar.

“Arriving just in time for the Australian summer, the 4C Spider is the modern embodiment of Alfa Romeo’s proud heritage. A stunningly designed, blisteringly fast and utterly thrilling convertible supercar, the 4C Spider delivers open-air excitement like no other,” said FCA Australia President and CEO Pat Dougherty.

Seductive Italian style

Inspired by the legendary 33 Stradale, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider transcends even this legendary racecar’s mid-engine body forms, and follows its purposeful and lightweight performance tradition with sheet-moulded compound (SMC) composite panels that form its seductive shape, and a state-of-the-art carbonfibre monocoque chassis.

The heart and soul: the all-aluminium 1750cc turbocharged engine with direct injection

The engine is always the beating heart of any Alfa Romeo, and for the all-new 4C Spider, it beats to an innovative, all-aluminium 1750cc turbocharged and intercooled engine with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variable-valve timing (VVT) that delivers 177kW – or an impressive 100kW per litre, and 350Nm of torque.

Thanks to its mid-engine layout, advanced technology and focus on lightweight performance, the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider demonstrates its credentials with a top speed of 257km/h, 0-to-100km/h acceleration blasts in 4.1-seconds, 1.1 g of lateral acceleration and 1.25 g of maximum braking deceleration.

Alfa TCT twin-clutch and Alfa DNA selector technologies make the 4C Spider an extension of the driver

Teamed to the all-aluminium 1750cc turbocharged engine is a paddle-shifting Alfa TCT (twin-clutch transmission) tuned specifically for the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. With its uniquely calibrated software that adjusts with the Alfa DNA selector system, the Alfa TCT’s gearshifts are designed to become most aggressive in the Dynamic and Race modes. Further making this Alfa Romeo an extension of the driver are rev-matching paddle shifts and precise gear changes as quick as 130-milliseconds at full throttle.

Maximum road-holding suspension

The all-new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider adopts race-derived solutions to ensure maximum agility and road holding performance. The front suspension is comprised of a “superimposed” double wishbone configuration for direct and unfiltered feedback. At the rear, an advanced MacPherson suspension ensures superb road-holding attributes – even in the most extreme of manoeuvres. Both front and rear suspensions are made from aluminium and high-strength steel.

Enthusiast-desired “manual” steering

In line with the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider’s ultra-lightweight design and desire for maximum agility and road feel, the conventional power steering system is removed altogether. Through a manual steering system and 15.7:1 quick-ratio steering, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider provides the driver with maximum feel-of-the-road. Furthermore, an appropriate steering-wheel load is maintained thanks to the low overall weight of the car.

Delivering the ultra-lightweight architecture needed for maximum performance and dynamic efficiency, Alfa Romeo engineers looked to Formula 1 and only the most advanced supercars for state-of-the-art materials. The result is a monocoque chassis made entirely of unilateral, “pre-preg” carbonfibre layers that are hand-laid for extraordinary stiffness and strength.

This solution delivers a material performance that is three-times stronger and seven-times lighter than steel. Completing the competition-grade architecture are front- and rear-chassis structures and an engine-mounting frame made from lightweight aluminium. Thanks to the monocoque’s inherent rigidity, Alfa Romeo engineers were able to minimise structural differences between the 4C Spider and 4C Coupe.

Powerful stopping power, up to 1.25g of braking deceleration

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider’s brake system is designed for track use, where decisive braking even under the most intensive conditions is required. To deliver maximum stopping power and 1.25g of braking deceleration, this Alfa Romeo is equipped with four self-ventilating perforated discs and Brembo four-piston aluminium callipers at the front axle.

A vivid array of colours, materials and design details

Adding to the excitement of owning an Alfa Romeo are the personalisation options that each client can select.

Seven exterior colours are available for the 4C Spider, and include: Rosso Alfa, Black, White, Basalt Grey Metallic, Rosso Competizione Tri-coat, Madreperla White Tri-coat and all-new Giallo (yellow).

Complementing the 4C Spider’s exterior are three interior combinations, and with the arrival of the 4C Spider are four all-new wheel designs, which include staggered fitting 17 x 7.0-inch (front) and 18 x 8.0-inch (rear) alloy wheels in Silver or Dark finish. For added style and performance, larger 18 x 7.0-inch (front) and wider 19 x 8.5-inch (rear) forged wheels in Silver or Dark Grey finish are also available.

Excellence handcrafted in Modena, Italy

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider combines two excellences – the racing and performance know how of Alfa Romeo engineering, plus the craftsmanship and manufacturing expertise of Maserati. The very best technical and industrial expertise of the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands were used to develop the 4C Coupe and all-new 4C Spider.

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