The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , and just the other day, Alfa dropped nearly all of the details on the model. Still, there was one important detail missing from the list: the lap time around the Nurburgring.
Alfa Romeo decided to keep us waiting a little bit longer, but Quattroruote — an Italian magazine — decided to revealed the 4C’s lap time of 8:04. With this time, the 4C positions itself in front of the BMW M3 E92’s 8:05 lap time and equaled the Audi R8 V8 and the Porsche Cayman S. Needless to say, the 4C put itself amongst some good company.
We are still awaiting official confirmation from Alfa, but we are willing to take this report at its face value. Don’t be too surprised to see Alfo Romeo wait a few weeks before officially announcing the time, however, as it is likely trying to shave precious seconds off of the lap time.
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gallery: Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo unveiled the production version 4C at the 2013 Geneva motor show, after debuting a concept version in 2011. The 4C will be offered on the U.S. market in 2014, making it the first U.S.-sold Alfa Romeo since the 2008 8C .
The new 4C is powered by a turbocharged, 1,742 cc, four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 2,100 and 4,000 rpm, with 80 percent of the torque available from 1,800 rpm.
The engine is mated to an innovative Alfa TCT twin-dry-clutch, six-speed automatic transmission, and sprint the compact 4C sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 160 mph.