When Alfa Romeo pulled back the veil on its 4C Concept at the Geneva Motor Show this past March, we were as taken in by its unique matte red finish as we were by the rest of the package. In a few weeks, Alfa will showcase the 4C once again in Frankfurt, and its new paint job – among other things – is sure to impress.

As you can see from the quartet of high-res images released so far, the 4C Concept has been given a "fluid metal" finish that looks similar to the highly sought-after Alubeam paint Mercedes-Benz offers on the SLS AMG. It seems to show the Alfa in a completely different light, one we look forward to scoping out in person at the Messe next month.

Alfa also says it has refined the technical package of the concept. Trimming the fat, as it were, to optimize the power to weight ratio, the aluminum and carbon fiber construction is motivated by over 200 horsepower from the 1.75-liter turbo engine that drives the rear wheels through the company's new dual-clutch transmission that is also making its debut in the Giulietta. Follow the jump for the full press release.
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ALFA ROMEO AT THE 64TH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW IN FRANKFURT

After its international public debut at the Geneva Motor Show last April, the Alfa 4C Concept will be exhibited at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt next month in a new and exclusive 'fluid metal' exterior colour that dynamically enhances the smooth and sinuous lines of the car.

In recent months the project has been refined and enriched with technical contents to enhance the dynamic excellence of the Alfa 4C Concept. Vehicle weight is confirmed at around 850kg, the engine delivering more than 200 bhp and a power to weight ratio less than 4kg per HP – traits worthy of a true 'supercar'.

The Alfa 4C Concept showcases the formula of the two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with its central engine, a length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres. These dimensions on the one hand emphasise the Alfa 4C Concept's compact attributes, whilst on the other accentuate its agility.

The Alfa 4C Concept uses technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione – carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive – and technology from Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the ALFA TCT twin dry clutch transmission; and all the best of Alfa's DNA technology, obviously including the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector.

Also on display on the Alfa Romeo stand will be an Alfa Giulietta equipped with the next generation ALFA TCT twin dual dry clutch semi-automatic transmission. This innovative transmission ensures greater driving comfort and a sportier feel than conventional automatic gearboxes, combined with improved efficiency and lower fuel consumption levels.

The Giulietta with the ALFA TCT transmission will be available with a choice of two engines : the 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp engine and the 2.0 JTDM-2 170 bhp diesel engine.

Alfa Romeo's sportiest compact car, the MiTo will showcase two new engines – a revolutionary 0.9 TwinAir TB 85bhp and a new 1.3 JTDM 85bhp . The award winning TwinAir engine developed by Fiat Powertrain, develops 85 bhp at 5,500 rpm and torque of 145Nm at 2,000 rpm. By using the Start&Stop device and the smart alternator, the MiTo Twin Air engine has the lowest value of CO2 emissions with petrol engines in its class :98g/km.

For full details on the latest Alfa Romeo offers and models visit www.alfaromeo.co.uk


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      Jarda
      • 3 Years Ago
      gorgeous
      Yu Yung Shin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome design!..Hope they make to a production.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing looking car. Wonder if this one will also be coming to the states.
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am a huge huge fan of the 2uettottanta Concept that was released by Pininfarina last year to celebrate 80th anniversary of Alfa. I love the 8C Competizione and even the Mito. 4C however is a disappointment, it has an awkward proportion with overly busy lines. The mercury paint job cannot hide the incoherent design of this new Alfa. This looks like an Alfa crammed into a Lotus Elise and finished it off with a flashy body kit and an over the top paint. It's not terrible by any means, it's a good concept car, but pales in comparison to the masterpieces that proceeds it.
      1STH
      • 3 Years Ago
      still ugly as sin. like a cheap knockoff of a Lotus Elise. WHAT is Alfa thinking!? This car is completely NON-Alfa Romeo.
        rjwollin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        8C, Tipo 33, Giulia, Giuletta... This 4C has easily recognizable Alfa design DNA. It does look gorgeous. I hope it won't cost more than 60K USD.
          1STH
          • 3 Years Ago
          @rjwollin
          no it doesn't. have you SEEN any of the cars you just mentioned? There is nothing in this 4C which screams out for those Alfa historical automobiles-----except for the badge being called "4C"....this car is an absolute SCAM. Why is it that we have seen no mules or engineering versions of this car anywhere? because IT DOES NOT EXIST. It is merely a body being shown around at auto shows. They will engineer the car "later" and "later" it will turn out that this will underperform like all modern Alfas.
        Tippy Dobbs
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        @1STH: If you can't find beauty in this car, you have no soul.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        You're still around?
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Hennessy made the cheap knock off lotus elise with a v8
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Cheap knock-off? The car's price is $1 million. Also, it's not a knock-off when Hennessey gives credit to Lotus for the design.
          1STH
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          at least they put a V8 in it. This thing will probably end up with Fiat MultiAir in THE FRONT, and still cost $45k just for the badge and the hype.
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        Prince David
        • 3 Years Ago
        Can't you guys at AOL/HuffPo blogs just make some kind of spam filter, to ban any messages that contain "BidsOut.com". Whenever a new site starts spamming, just add their URL to the banned list and start killing these messages. There is no excuse for me to be seeing the same ad continuously on Autoblog, Engadget and Joystiq. Thank you in advance
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I. Want. This.
      sinistro79
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope that there is still room in Alfas stable for the 2uettottanta concept. It looks better than the 4C. In the old days, Alfas coupe models looked significantly different than their roadster counterparts. The 105 series spiders from the 1970's were designed by Pinifarina. The 105 series coupes on the other hand were designed by Bertone. I hope Alfa gets back into this trend instead of just chopping the top off of this thing and calling it a spider.
      by_MNG
      • 3 Years Ago
      really love it! please don't push back the production date any more, now it's early 2013 so keep it that date! hopefully RHD production comes out at the same time too :)
      billfrombuckhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      It does look stunning in this expensive silver paint and yes it is coming to America. This beauty will be the spearhead of Alfa's return to the USA with a wide selection of models.
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      billfrombuckhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 4C does look stunning in this expensive silver paint and yes it is coming to America. This beauty will be the spearhead of Alfa's return to the USA with a wide selection of models. Some of these new models such as the crucial midsize Alfa Romeo Guilia sedan and wagon will be built in the US and Canada by UAW and CAW workers.
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