Alfa Romeo Releases a 4C-Inspired Bike
The new Alfa Romeo 4C is set to go on sale on the North American market in the second quarter of 2014 at a rumored price of $54,000. However, if you don’t have that kind of coin floating around, the Italian company is offering you a healthier alternative: the new 4C IFD bicycle inspired, of course, by the new sports car.
Breaking down the name, "IFD" stands for "Innovative Frame Design", "4" means it was inspired by the 4C sports car and "C" because it features a C-shaped cross-section of the frame. Just like the sports car, the new bike features a carbon-fiber, half-tube structure and is entirely crafted by hand in Italy.
The new 4C IFD bike will be priced from &euro3,500 ($4,700 at the current exchange rates) to &euro9,000 ($12,000). It will be put on sale in December 2013 in Europe, Asia and America.
Click past the jump to read more about the Alfa Romeo 4C.
The new Alfa Romeo is powered by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that features direct fuel injection, dual continuous variable-valve timing and a revolutionary scavenging-control system to avoid turbo lag.
The engine delivers a total of 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 2,100 and 4,000 rpm. The 4C sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 160 mph.
Rumors suggest that on the American market the 4C will be priced from $54k.