New Alfa ready for Goodwood debut

New Alfa ready for Goodwood debut

Alfa Romeo fans will get their first opportunity to see the Italian car-maker's new 4C in action when it takes to the famous Hill Climb course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month.

The much sought-after coupe has already been revealed in pictures but thefestival will see the Launch Edition version make a dynamic debut between July 11 and 14.

With its less than four-metre frame, light four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine capable of 237bhp and under 1,000kg weight, it has a 250bhp per tonne power-to-weight ratio.

What it lacks in length it makes up for in breadth to allow its chassis and tools to maximise the boost in performance.

When it isn't powering up the hill climb, the new 4C will be onAlfa Romeo 's stand alongside its "spiritual predecessor" the Alfa 33 Stradale and technical displays of the chassis and what it has got under the bonnet.

Abreakdown of the 4C's specifications reveals its Launch Control and TCT twin-clutch transmission allows it to exceed 155mph and go from a standstill to 62mph in 4.5 seconds.

It produces 1.1g of lateral force when cornering and 1.25 when braking. It offers four mode selections, Race, Dynamic, Natural and All Weather.

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