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2011 Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept


With only a teaser image to go on days before the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, everyone was thrilled to see Alfa Romeo unveil the 4C GTA Concept. According to Alfa Romeo, the 4C GTA is "a compact supercar" which represents the true essence of a sports car and is in line with the brand’s values: performance, Italian style, and technical excellence aimed at maximum driving pleasure in total safety."

The 4C GTA concept is inspired by models like the 8C Competizione and 8C Spider models, but takes their design a step forward. While the two models were focusing on obtaining more power, the 4C GTA Concept’s focus is on weight reduction thanks to the extensive use of carbon.

The concept is powered by a "4 cylinder" 1750 Turbo Petrol engine that delivers an impressive 200 HP that sprints the car to an impressive 155 mph.

UPDATE 08/30/2011: A few months ago, it was rumored that Alfa Romeo would bring an updated version of the 4C GTA Concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Unfortunately, the first details revealed suggest that the only "update" the concept will receive is a new "Fluid Metal" livery that dynamically enhances the smooth, curvy, and original lines of the car. The company has also confirmed that a production version will follow in in 2013. The car will weight around 1873 lbs and will deliver up to 200 HP and a weight to power ratio less than 4 kg/HP.

UPDATE 09/16/2011: During the Alfa Romeo 4C GTA official debut in Frankfurt, the company officials have confirmed that the production version will follow in 2013 and will most likely be the first model to be sold by Alfa Romeo in the USA. Alfa plans to build 15,000 to 20,000 units of the 4C coupe over five years and another 5,000 to 10,000 roadsters will be built by Abarth. In Europe, prices will start from about about 45,000 euros, around $61,000 at the current exchange rates. (AutomotiveNews)

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept.

Exterior and Interior

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept

Inspired by the 8C models, the 4c GTA is distinguished by its graceful and clean external lines, but also by an on-board design that maintains features and devices which directly reflect the car’s sporting spirit.

Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber the concept weight only 850 kilos. The chassis supports a body crafted completely from carbon, inside which there is space for the driver and passenger, while the rear frame structure and the crash boxes use aluminum extensively. This layout has improved the vehicle’s center of gravity offering an increased agility and drivability on the most challenging roads.

Performance

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept

The 4c GTA concept is powered by a "4 cylinder" 1750 Turbo Petrol engine located centrally in the rear of the vehicle and mated to a new automatic "Alfa TCT" twin dry clutch transmission. With a total output of 200 HP, the engine will sprint the concept from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, while top speed goes up to 155 mph.

The concept also comes with an extremely sophisticated suspension layout (high quadrilateral at the front, MacPherson at the rear) that combined with a rear-wheel drive system offers a weight distribution of 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear axle.

Pricing

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept

Alfa Romeo has announced that the 4C GTA is not only a design exercise, but it will go into production in 2012 in an attempt to reinforce Alfa Romeo’s global growth. The new model will be the first Alfa Romeo offered in the US and will hop onto the market in late 2012.

Alfa plans to build 15,000 to 20,000 units of the 4C coupe over five years and another 5,000 to 10,000 roadsters will be built by Abarth. In Europe, prices will start from about about 45,000 euros, around $61,000 at the current exchange rates.

Competition

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept

At this point, the only notable comparison for the 4C GTA is the KTM X-Bow itself. We’ve already touched on the overall weight of the two cars and as far as powertrain is concerned, the X-Bow has an Audi-sourced inline four-cylinder TFSI engine with around 220 horsepower on it with upgrades that can take the output all the way up to 300 horsepower. As for the price tag, the 300 horsepower version of the X-Bow retails for around $55,000, which is just around the ball park range of the expected price of the 4C GTA.

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept
LOVE IT
  • Carbon fiber body
  • Impressive exterior look
  • only 850 kilos
LEAVE IT
  • Not enough power for a sports car
  • The rear doesn’t look that impressive


51 comments:

The carbon-fiber body and the uniqueness of the exterior design of this concept is really impressive. Looking at this, I must agree with the article said that it is a powerful car.

Compared to its competitor, I must say that I would still prefer this Alfa Romeo 4C GTA. This one is oozing with aggressiveness and angst, which is very striking on it, and I have to agree that it is already looking great on its body paint.

Woooh! What a gorgeous car! I love its classy design yet you cannot deny its sporty appeal. It looks so cool to drive. Its sleek body paint gives it more angst.

The car is simple damn gorgeous! Buying Alfa is not a rational decision though, In fact, Alfa was listed as the finalist for the car of the year. And I do hope that will win the title!

It may be tacky and dumb and an insult to Italian designs, but its cool, nonetheless. Its gives Alfa some added quickness which it has been lacking lately.

Alfa Romeo definitely lives again on this one. They have been quiet on a downhill with their earlier designs, but this look really good. Hope this gets into production.

The 2011 Alfa Romeo 4c GTA idea is motored by four cylinders 1750 turbo petrol engine placed centrally in the rear of the vehicle and mated to a new unintentional alfa TCT twin dry clutch transmission.

The rear side of this Alfa Romeo 4C GTA concept is not really impressive, and I think the engine is not powerful for a sports car. Good thing that it is only a concept, and they still have the time to boost its engine.

This concept really had an angst, but I must agree with them that the platform design is not really impressive. Anyway, I just only hope that they have the plan to put it on the market.

Well, sadly to say but Alfa Romeo didn’t justify the aggressive appearance of this concept. I just really don’t think that it would have a nice speed with that engine output.

The engine output of this concept is not good enough for a sports car. Therefore, it didn’t really justify the angst and the aggressiveness of its appearance. Anyway, I love the cool design of its wheel. smiley

Well, for some reason, I’m not so fond with this concept. Maybe, because I’m just really don’t easy to please when it comes into a sports car, anyway, I’m disappointed either on its figure performance.

This teaser showcase the exceptional concept of the 4C GTA. Unlike the other sports car, this one gives you the true essence and performance of a vehicle.

Aggressive platform design and styling, I love the every detail that this car had. It will surely a fast car because of its carbon-fiber body, but I don’t that the engine that it has is not suited for a sports car like this.

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept is one of the car that excites me. As it built with sports like car and touch of italian style that’s one of my weakness seeing this amazing car. Very impressed.

I bet this 4C GTA concept is one of the fast cars nowadays, for the fact that the body of this one is made of a carbon fiber. Anyway, I don’t find it an over designed, instead I’m impressed with the detailing of it.

The engine is not really enough power for a sports car, and I noticed that the detailing is over designed that’s why I don’t find it impressive neither attractive.

Well, its sound so great to hear that they lessen the weight of this GTA Concept, which increased the agility on it. However, the looks of this one seem too over designed but quite impressive.

It’s a sports car, if I’m not mistaken right? Well, it really had a good look and a unique platform. I also love the fact that the body of this was made in carbon fiber.

I can’t imagine that there’s a kind of car in real life, it looks like a car in the transformer movie. Hahaha! A very high-tech and perfect in their physical aspects. 

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