Vijay Pattni25 February 2013

Alfa releases new pics of production 4C

Plus: official confirmation that two-seater will get 240bhp…

Alfa Romeo 4C

Yes, we're aware you've already seen the production version of the brand new Alfa Romeo 4C. But today, Alfa has released brand new images of the brand new 4C, including the first ever picture of its interior.

And, much like we guessed when we first got wind of this thing, official confirmation that in production, road-ready trim, that 1.8-litre turbocharged four-pot petrol engine will produce 240bhp. That's nice.

See new pics of the production Alfa Romeo 4C

This figure of 240bhp is good because it tells us how much the sportscar weighs; Alfa has been teasing us with the notion it offers a power-to-weight ratio of "less than 4kg/HP", meaning this new 4C will weigh just under 960kg.

The ‘compact supercar', as Alfa is positioning the new 4C, gets an aluminium block with bespoke intake and exhaust manifolds, along with something that promises to remove turbo lag.

Inside, there's a carbon fibre central cell, and it's been left in full view to make you popular with other carbon fibre enthusiasts. The dashboard and door panels have been given an ‘asphalt' treatment, the seats are made of composite materials, there's digital instrumentation and aluminium pedals and footboards.

We'll see it again at the Geneva Motor Show, but we couldn't help notice that it weighs some 270kg less than a 271bhp Porsche Cayman (with a PDK ‘box). Of course, the 4C will have to be biblically good to topple the Porsche, a verdict we'll give you once we've driven it.

For now, why not feast your eyes on the new pics, and then let us know below the exact weight of your Alfa Romeo 4C excitement in kg/hp.

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