As part of the Alfa’s return to North America, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider was released. The car which has been seriously redesigned was firstly introduced to us at the Geneva Auto show, but without a confirmed release date. Since the Detroit Motors show has now finished, we are expecting more information about the actual release date and the opportunity to buy the new Spider. Also the price tag will join the release date as well.
What has been changed to the vehicle’s 2016 design is the exterior look. The Alfa Romeo vehicle is graceful yet sport style looking with an added luxury tone to it. Some additional bodywork has helped this vehicle achieve the shape it is in now with the newest feature of a removable to of the car. All in all, the car actually retains a similar profile which is found in Alfa Romeo’s coupe version of this car.
The engine has remained the same, which was thought to be one of the stronger sides of the car. Well one should not change that what has already proven to be great and useful. Although the new materials which the car has been built of add some junk in the trunk of this car by enhancing it with 132 more pounds, the extra weight does not affect the performance of the car, hence the old engine.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Exterior
To talk in more detail about the look of the Alfa Romeo Spider, we shall have to divide it into things which have remained unchanged and some new features of the 4C vehicle. unchanged to the car remain downward sloping beltline of the car, the central V-grille has also been kept and the sports third brake light with e Alfa Romeo emblem on it. Also, at the back you might notice the Ferrari-style tailgates which have also remained the same.
And now to mention the updates to the car. The spider has been fitted with a conventional headlights, which were a long way coming. A brand new titanium-coated exhaust system has been specially built for the use of the new 2016 Alfa Romeo which comes with its own new carbon tips. You will also notice the new roof design and a new rear decklid with a brand new set of wheel size as well.
The carbon fiber upgrades also include new windshield braces and matching B-pillar protrudes. It actually adds more support to the body of the car and also give it a brand new style look. This is actually not a bad look for the car and is certainly one of its better sides.
As the exterior has certainly undergone a style change, this can be said for the inside of the car. The cockpit of the new 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has remained virtually the same, with a few minor enhances and changes to it. What distinguishes the new Spider from the older version is the use of a carbon fiber tub, but with the lesser use of the upholsteries to cover them, which gives actually an alternative look to the car.
Things which have been brought back to this car are the driver-oriented center stack, the TFT screen in the center cluster and the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Added is also the center armrest to the handbrake which make the handbrake turns possible during your drive.
The vehicle also comes with the standard fully leather insides with some accent stitching. Also the composite-framed seats are there to add more back support to the driver and enable more style and comfort to the vehicle’s insides. As for the technology used be prepared to enjoy the new Alpine sound system, hands-free Bluetooth phone connection, audio streaming, an iPod interface, CD/MP3 and a USB port as well.
Engine of 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
What the new Spider sports under its hood is a 1.75-liter, turbocharged, inline-four-cylinder engine. It includes direct fuel injection with dual continuous variable valve timing. A special feature of the engine which eliminates turbo lag is a “scavenging control system” which is much appreciate and very useful for this turbocharged engine.
All in all, the car is able to produce 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 2,100 and 4,000 rpm with this particular engine. And with the added Alfa’s TCT automatic twin-dry-clutch with paddle shifters and both automatic and sequential transmission systems, makes a good combination for the new 4C vehicle.
Price and Release Date
The release date is not officially set and we are expecting it to be announced pretty soon. As for the pricing on this vehicle, an un-official price could be somewhere around $60,000 , at least that is the estimation for now. The official price will come with the release of the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.