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Introducing the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

February 23, 2015

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe (left) and Alfa Romeo 4C Spider (right)

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe (left) and Alfa Romeo 4C Spider (right)

They say the heart is the engine of a man’s imagination and it is fueled by passion–the pursuit of things most desired.

Alfa Romeo USA brings passion and performance to North America with the new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.

Adding to the Alfa Romeo brand’s legendary racing history and the exciting experience of open-air motoring, the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider debuts with a signature Alfa exhaust note and the essential sportiness 4C Coupe. Italy; groundbreaking and seductive Italian style; state-of-the-art Formula 1 inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis and the all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged engine.

“Adding to the excitement of the 4C Coupe, our all new 2015 4C Spider expands the brand’s product offering and continues our mission of building great Alfa Romeos,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo North America. “With a removable carbon fiber hard top the 4C Spider takes the Coupe’s supercar level of performance and technology and ‘opens it up’ allowing the driver to experience the incredible 4C from an entirely different perspective.

Handcrafted in Modena, Italy, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider combines the performance engineering of Alfa Romeo and the craftsmanship of Maserati manufacturing. The Spider is expected to arrive in U.S. and Canadian dealerships this summer.

“4C” and the Legacy of Alfa Romeo   
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider name recalls the brand’s great sporting tradition: the acronyms 8C and 6C in the 1930s and 1940s distinguished racing and road cars fitted with powerful eight- and six-cylinder engines. Like the 4C Coupe, the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider model’s designation is a return to “the great Alfa Romeos” and continues this tradition with the innovative all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged direct injection, dual intercooler four-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 136 horsepower-per-liter.

Detroit – January 12, 2015 – Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo North America, unveiled the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the North American International Auto Show today. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and, now, an even more exhilarating driving experience with open-air freedom. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider expands the brand’s product offering and will arrive this summer in dealerships in North America.

Detroit – January 12, 2015 – Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo North America, unveiled the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the North American International Auto Show today. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and, now, an even more exhilarating driving experience with open-air freedom. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider expands the brand’s product offering and will arrive this summer in dealerships in North America.



With seating for two, panoramic views and the soundtrack of an Italian performance-tuned engine and exhaust, Spiders strive for the most exhilarating experiences in motoring – and represent the very core of Alfa Romeo’s DNA and heritage.

The 4C Spider draws from a bloodline that includes some of the most purpose-built performance models that illustrate lightness and efficiency with undeniable Alfa Romeo style: the aluminum-bodied 8C 2900 B Touring (1938); the 1900 C52 “Flying Saucer” (1952), which could exceed 140 mph (230 kph); and most notably the legendary 33 Stradale (1967) with its mid-engine and magnesium alloy and steel tube chassis “clothed” by groundbreaking styling, which is functional and distinctly Italian. 

Groundbreaking and seductive Italian style
Inspired by the 33 Stradale, the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider transcends this legendary race car’s mid-engine body forms and follows its purposeful and lightweight performance tradition with sheet-molded compound (SMC) composite panels forming its seductive Italian design, and “clothing” its state-of-the-art carbon fiber monocoque chassis and all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged, direct-injected engine.

A vivid array of colors, materials and design details
Seven exterior colors 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 six interior combinations, which include two seat material choices: Black leather with Red accent stitching, Red leather with Red accent stitching, new Black leather with Giallo accent stitching, and exclusive to the Track Package – Black racing leather seats with microfiber inserts and Red or Yellow accent stitching.

The heart and soul: the all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged engine with direct injection
The engine is the “beating heart” of any Alfa Romeo, and for the all-new 2015 4C Spider, it beats to an innovative, all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged and intercooled engine with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variable-valve timing (VVT) that delivers 237 horsepower – or an impressive 136 horsepower-per-liter.

Advanced technological solutions
Teamed to the all-aluminum 1750 cc turbocharged engine is a paddle-shifting Alfa TCT (twin-clutch transmission) tuned specifically for the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
With a touch of the Alfa DNA selector, the driving dynamics of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider can be changed to (in order of increasing capability):

  • All-weather – designed to ensure maximum control in adverse weather conditions and enables gentler accelerator input and special engine and brake control logic to match road speed and prevent skidding
  • Natural – enables grand touring comfort and smooth drivability
  • Dynamic – enables improved driving performance via a more aggressive powertrain calibration
  • Race – Available while in Dynamic mode, Race mode is the most extreme performance mode, putting the driver in total control of the car under race conditions. ESC and anti-slip regulation (ASR) are deactivated to allow the driver to control traction through the accelerator pedal.
    • In Race mode, launch control can be activated, allowing the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider to deliver 0-to-60 mph acceleration blasts as low as 4.1-seconds as soon as the driver releases the brake

Click here to learn more about the Alfa Romeo 4C.

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