2015 Alfa Romeo 4C in U.S. spec is heavier than the Euro model

by Max Richardson

Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the coolest compact sports cars on the market.

The Euro-spec model weighs just 895 kg (1,973 lbs) and is powered by a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque connected to a dual-clutch transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 258 km/h (160 mph).

Soon the amazing 4C will be available also in North America through 86 dealerships in United States and Canada.

Bad news is that the U.S. spec model is not as lightweight as the EU model. In fact it is quite much heavier.

The U.S. spec model weighs an extra 155 kg (342 lbs) tipping the scale now at 1,050 kg (2,314 lbs). Why? Because of a stronger carbon fiber tub and additional safety equipment that are required by law.

155 kg is not a whole, lot but it sure does make a difference in a compact car like this. Performance specs are not known, but we assume the model is much slower going from 0-62 mph in around 5.0 seconds now.

The 4C starts in U.S. from 55,195 USD for the standard model and from 69,695 USD for a Launch Edition limited to 500 examples.

The Launch Edition comes with sport exhaust and suspension, bigger dark-look alloys and individually numbered plaque.

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