The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider which has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show has been confirmed for production in 2015.
In order to reduce weight and keep structural rigidity, like the coupe the spider makes use of extensive carbon fibre and low-density SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound). The roof is made from canvas and whole car is only 60kg heavier.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Engine
The 4C Spider is powered by the same engine as the coupe, a petrol 1750cc turbocharged unit, despite the extra weight of the spider the 0-62 mph time takes 4.5 seconds and the top speed is in excess of 155 mph, which is nearly identical to the coupe.Published 4 March 2014