2016 Alfa Romeo 4C

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The beautiful mid-engined Alfa Romeo coupe returns for 2016. Not a lot in the way of changes, but a formula of a sexy Italian sportscar weighing a svelte 2465 lbs may be all that really matters. Power comes by way of a turbocharged & intercooled 1750 cc engine producing 237 hp, enough to propel the 4C from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 160 mph. Power is transmitted through a Alfa TCT, or twin-clutch transmission, operated via paddle shifters, with gear changes as fast as 130 milliseconds.

The turbocharger uses a pulse converter exhaust manifold to use pressure waves to boost torque at low engine speeds. Peak torque is 258 lb-ft, 80% of which is available at a low 1700 rpm.

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Price -- Production --
Engine 1.75 liter inline-4 Weight 2465 lbs
Aspiration turbocharged & intercooled Torque 258 lb-ft
HP 237 hp HP/Weight 10.4 lbs per hp
HP/Liter 135.4 hp per liter 1/4 mile --
0-60 mph 4.1 seconds Top Speed 160 mph