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An Alfa 4C Review: Why The Vehicle Is So Lightweight

Car enthusiasts who are interested in the Alfa 4C know that it's fast! The vehicle can go from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds and it can reach speeds of 250km/h. However, what they might not know is just what helps the Alfa 4C accelerate so quickly and maintain these incredible speeds -- the vehicle's weight. If you're interested in learning more, read this Alfa 4C review of just what it is that makes the vehicle so lightweight.

An Alfa 4C Review Of The Carbon Fibre Body

The body of the Alfa 4C is made out of a single piece of carbon fibre, while most car bodies are made out of steel. While steel is an incredibly strong material, it's actually quite heavy, which adds a lot of weight to the vehicle. Carbon fibre, on the other hand is incredibly lightweight. Carbon fibre is up to 10 times lighter than steel, which reduces the vehicle's weight dramatically. However that doesn't mean that drivers will sacrifice strength. Carbon fibre is also very strong, which makes it an ideal material for the Alfa 4C body.

An Alfa 4C Review Of The Aluminium Engine

In addition to the lightweight body, the engine of the 4C is also designed to be lighter than a traditional engine. The 4C engine is made out of aluminium, instead of iron or an iron alloy. This lighter weight engine helps the vehicle reach maximum speeds since the car needs less force to propel it forward. However, this doesn't mean that the 4C engine isn't powerful. It can produce 176kW of power, which is how the Alfa 4C can reach high speeds so quickly.

If you're interested in learning more about these and other features in an Alfa 4C review, the best thing to do is to register your interest on the Alfa Romeo website. These vehicles are not yet available, but only 2500 of them are planned for worldwide distribution so if you want to own one, you can't delay.  

To learn more about the entire line of vehicles from Alfa Romeo, including the yet to be released 4C, please visit the company's website.