The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C is coming to America and there's good reason to be excited. In fact, there are at least 14 good reasons.

Alfa Romeo just sent out a big official press release on the mid-engined Italian sports car that will surely be a hit in the US. Okay, so the last time Fiat group tried to sell a mid-engined sports car in the US it was the wimpy Fiat X1/9, but this one is gonna be better. I hope.

Here are the 14 coolest facts I gleaned from Alfa Romeo about the 4C.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • The carbon fiber monocoque weighs just 65kg/143lbs, which I could totally bench back in high school. Since it's composite, it can't rust, but this is an Italian car, so it will probably find a way. Oh, and just for your information, the Elise's aluminum frame is 60kg/132lbs.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • Unlike the Elise, the 4C has surprising creature comforts like, say, an interior.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • Alfa Romeo estimates a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds (probably thanks to the dual-dry-clutch transmission). That's a tenth of a second faster than a PDK Cayman S, which has 88 extra horsepower, but also an extra 876 pounds.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • The 4C is built in the Maserati factory, so you could kinda claim it's a Maserati with an Alfa badge if you're a super poseur.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • It's 13 feet and one inch long, which is only about four or five inches shorter than an early '90s Honda Civic hatchback.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • Alfa claims the 4C would make Alfa Romeo the only car company able to make 1,000 carbon fiber monocoques a year. This might be true if the pieces weren't manufactured by partner company Adler Plastic.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • The front brake discs are partially made of aluminum, shaving 2kg of unsprung weight.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • The body is't actually made of carbon fiber, but mostly of Sheet Moulding Compound, a kind of fiberglass that's lighter than aluminum. Alfa claims the body is 20% lighter in SMC than if it were made in steel.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • The bumpers and fenders are made of injected polyurethane, which is probably different than the polyurethane they make sex dolls out of. Probably.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • All of the glass in the 4C is thinner than normal, and is about 15% lighter than regular glass. The windshield is only 4mm thick.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

  • It crackles on the overrun. It sounds tasty.

Alfa Romeo's full press release is right here, but there's no need to check it out, since I just told you all the best info anyway. No pricing is official, but Alfa estimated a European launch of around 40,000 Euros. That's $53,000 in today's US dollars, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the list price creep closer to the Cayman S' $63 grand.

The Fourteen Coolest Facts About The Sexxxy Alfa Romeo 4C

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