The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider made its official debut on the 2014 Geneva Motor Present and rapidly discovered itself atop our want listing. Based mostly on the 2014 4C , the 4C Spider will get a bunch of upgrades because it strikes nearer to its North American arrival within the 2016 model year. The obvious change to the automotive is its detachable high and extra bodywork rising from the rear decklid. A unadorned-carbon-fiber roll bar hoops over the passenger compartment, as does the same windshield brace. Beside the dearth of a sloping rear window, the car retains an analogous profile to its coupe counterpart.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
There are adjustments beneath the bodywork, nevertheless. Alfa had so as to add structural helps to the carbon-fiber tub as a way to retain the car’s rigidity. The brand new supplies end in 132 additional pounds, however the Italians declare it the additional weight gained’t have an effect on the car’s efficiency. New, extra conventional headlights change the bug-eyed ones from the coupe, whereas new heart-mounted exhaust pipes give the rear finish a sportier look. Energy comes from the identical 1.seventy five-liter, turbocharged, inline-4 making 240 horsepower and 258 pound-toes of torque. No modifications are made to the one gearbox choice, Alfa’s TCT twin-dry-clutch, six-speed automated with paddle shifters.
Sure, it’s considerably of a letdown that there’s no guide transmission, however a minimum of the 4C Spider is coming to the U.S. as a part of Alfa’s return to North America. That’s cause sufficient to maintain us pleased with solely two pedals.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Exterior
A lot of the 4C Coupe continues to be current. The entrance fascia, decrease grilles, and center V-grille all make their return, as does the deeply-creased hood. The downward-sloping beltline nonetheless flows into the rear air inlets simply behind the doorways and the rear spoiler nonetheless sports activities the third brake gentle and Alfa Romeo emblem. The Ferrari -esque taillights stay unchanged as effectively.
Nonetheless, new for the Spider are up to date (lastly) typical headlights, new wheel choices, a new titanium exhaust system with carbon ideas, and naturally the brand new rear decklid and roof design that includes the detachable roof part.
The windshield brace is constructed from carbon fiber for added structural help and crashworthiness. An identical carbon-fiber B-pillar protrudes from the painted bodywork and homes the tiny rear window. Collectively, the windshield and B-pillar maintain the detachable gentle high.
|Wheelbase in.(mm)||93.7 (2,380)|
|Track, Front in.(mm)||64.5 (1,639)|
|Track, Rear in.(mm)||63.1 (1,604)|
|Overall Length in.(mm)||157.5 (4,000)|
|Overall Width in.(mm)||73.5 (1,868)|
|Overall Height in.(mm)||46.7 (1,185)|
|Ground Clearance||4.4 (113)|
|Curb Weight, lb. (kg)||2,487 (1,128)|
|Dry Weight, lb. (kg)||2,337 (1,060)|
|Weight Distribution, percent F/R||41 / 59|
|Drag Coefficient, Cd||0.341|
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Interior
Not a lot has changed inside the cockpit. The carbon-fiber tub is extra seen with much less supplies protecting it up and new leather-based upholstery separates the Spider from the Coupe. In any other case, the 4C Spider can have the identical flat-bottomed steering wheel, driver-oriented heart stack, and delightful TFT display screen inhabiting the instrument cluster. A correct mechanical handbrake remains to be employed inside the heart armrest making handbrake turns attainable.
The 2 composite-framed sport seats borrowed from the Coupe present the utmost lateral help, whereas the totally wrapped, premium-leather-based interior with accent stitching is customary. The Alpine Alpine premium sound system is, nevertheless, new to the 4C Spider and it comes with fingers-free Bluetooth cellphone connection and audio streaming, a USB port, an iPod interface, and CD/MP3 capabilities.
Prospects can select between 5 interior shade mixtures, together with Black leather-based with Red accent stitching, red leather-based with pink accent stitching, Black leather-based with Giallo accent stitching, Racing seats wrapped in black leather-based with microfiber inserts and red or yellow accent stitching. A sixth Tobacco leather-based with black accent choices will likely be added later within the model yr.
Extra options come through the Observe Bundle, which provides a efficiency flat-backside steering wheel with microfiber inserts, carbon-fiber exterior mirrors and carbon-fiber gauge cluster bezel.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Drivetrain
The 4C Spider borrows the 4C Coupe’s 1.seventy five-liter, turbocharged, inline-4-cylinder engine. Direct injection, dual continuous variable valve timing, and a turbo that includes a “scavenging management system” that eliminates turbo lag all work collectively to supply 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-toes of torque between 2,100 and 4,000 rpm. The aluminum engine block helps scale back weight by 49 pounds.
|Type and Description||Inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled with turbocharger, intercooler and wet sump|
|Displacement, cc (cu.in.)||1,742 (106.3)|
|Bore x Stroke||3.27 x 3.17 (83 x 80.5)|
|Valve System||Dual overhead cam with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variablevalve timing (VVT), 16 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters|
|Fuel Injection||Direct-injection, sequential, multiport, electronic|
|Construction||Aluminum-alloy block with cast-iron liners, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crankshaft, aluminum-alloy heads and aluminum bedplate|
|Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar)||21.75 psi / 1.45 bar|
|Power (SAE net)||237 HP @ 6,000 RPM (136 bhp/liter)|
|Torque (SAE net)||258 LB-FT @ 2,200 – 4,250 RPM|
|Max. Engine Speed||6,500 rpm (fuel cutoff)|
|Fuel Requirement||Unleaded premium — 91 Octane (R+M)/2|
|Oil Capacity (with Filters)||6.1 qt. (5.8 liter)|
|Coolant Capacity||11.2 qt. (10.6 liter)|
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Prices
The new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider might be priced from $63,900 – excluding $1,595 destination.