Alfa Romeos production plan has been leaked to the press. This shows that the company is planning five new models for the next few years, including an SUV, two saloon cars and a brand new spider. What will, however, no doubt get Alfa fans excited is the 4C sports car, which will be the top of the range. The car is Alfas answer to the Porsche Cayman.
If your brain is already telling you to get your wallet out, dont get too excited: the new model is not expected before 2013. It will be followed by an SUV that rivals the BMW X5, a 5-door super-mini, a Giulia that will replace the 159, a new Spider, and finally, a year later, a rear-wheel drive sedan that will take on the BMW 5 series.
The company has developed a brand new 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine to go with the new model range, which will debut in the 4C. It develops 400bhp.
In terms of performance, the 2-seater will fit in between the Porsche Cayman and the Cayman X. It will be a rear-wheel drive using Alfas new dual-clutch TCT gearbox.
Alfa showed off a concept version of the 4C at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. Thanks to a special lightweight carbon fibre chassis developed for Alfa by Dallara ± a well-known motorsport company in Italy ± the car weighs only 850kg.
With such a low weight and an engine that produced 300bhp, one can expect great performance and it comes as no surprise, therefore, that the new Alfa will accelerate form 0-62mpg in less than 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
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