The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015). Powered by a mid-mounted 1.75-L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 4C Spider boasts 237 HP – or a whopping 136 HP per liter.
Watch Emme Hall’s interview with Alfa Romeo North America Director Richard Cox below in the TFLcar “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know” video on the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider:
In addition to the 4C coupe’s “standard” and available “racing” exhaust systems, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will offer a unique set of pipes tuned by Akrapovic. The dual-mode titanium system consists of two center-mounted tailpipes, as well as computer-optimized asymmetrical mufflers with a dual-mode exhaust valve system and link pipe with resonator to eliminate in-cabin droning. Plus, it will feature a carbon-fiber bezel for the two center-exiting exhaust tips.
Everything on the 4C Spider signals its intent as a serious sporting machine. The Spider-specific deck lid sports three functional heat extractors and an aerodynamically-tuned spoiler, while the windshield frame is reinforced with carbon fiber for strength and weight savings. Even the windshield and side window glass are 10 percent thinner (versus the coupe) to reduce weight as much as 15 percent.
Power steering in the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is absent, Alfa says, to retain a maximum amount of road feel and control. Additionally, the 4C Spider’s perforated, ventilated brake setup with four-piston Brembo calipers up front can produce up to 1.25 g of braking deceleration.