The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider made its official introduction at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. This convertible gets many design changes for 2015 model year. Some of those include its removable top and extra bodywork, a stripped carbon-fiber roll bar, comparable windshield support, and many more. Alongside the absence of a slanting back window, the roadster keeps a comparative profile to its model partner.
Interior and Exterior Design
We can say that very little has changed inside the cabin. The carbon-fiber tub is more noticeable with less materials concealing it and new leather upholstery isolates the convertible from the coupe. The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has the same steering wheel with flat bottom, center stack is now more driver-oriented, while a beautiful TFT screen occupies the instrument cluster behind the wheel. The two composite-surrounded sport seats wrapped in premium-leather and available in Tobacco brown color are similar to those found inside the Coupe and give the most extreme horizontal bolster. The Alpine premium sound system is new to this open-top vehicle. Other features worth mentioning are Bluetooth connectivity, telephone for hands-free talking, sound streaming, USB port, iPod interface, and CD/MP3 player.
As for the exterior, a great part of the 4C Coupe is still present. In the front, lower grilles, focus V-grille, and the profoundly wrinkled hood are all similar between these two models. The descending inclining beltline still streams into the back air inlets behind the doors, while the back spoiler has the integrated third brake light. Taillights are the same. What is new for the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider? Changes include upgraded customary headlights, new wheel alternatives, titanium exhaust system with carbon tips, and obviously the new back deck lid and rooftop design. The convertible comes in these body colors: Limoncello Yellow, Black, White, Madreperla White, Basalt Grey Metallic, Rosso Alfa, Rosso Competizione.
Engine, Performance, Specs
As far as the engine is concerned, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has the same 1.75L I-4 turbo engine with direct injection and double CVVT, delivering up to 240 horsepower (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with the company’s own TCT twin clutch automatic transmission, offering Auto and Sequential modes, letting the driver to shift on his own with paddle shifters, or let the auto take the necessary steps. The gear shifts come rapidly in manual mode, as the gearbox is one of the speediest in the fragment. Talking about snappiness, the convertible goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 160 mph (257 km/h). This makes it lightning fast.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Launch Date, Price
According to the manufacturer, the convertible will be released to the international stores during this summer. Regarding the price of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, it comes with a starting price of $65,495 making it about 10 thousand dollars more than the Coupe.