With more than 50% of the votes, the 'compact supercar' was awarded the title by the main Spanish newspaper focusing on economics.
The 'Best sports car 2013' title is the latest valuable addition to a string of awards for a model which has not yet been launched on the market but has already found a place in the heart of motorists throughout the world.
The award was received yesterday during the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Motor Show.
The Alfa Romeo 4C has won the 'Best sports car 2013' title in the fourth edition of the contest from 'El Economista', the economics-focused Spanish newspaper which confirms its interest in the automotive world, one of the most important and active economic sectors.
The award was received by Luca Napolitano, CEO of Fiat Group Automobiles Spain, during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Barcelona Motor Show.
With more than 50% of the votes, the 'compact supercar' was awarded the title by the readers of 'El Economista', who enabled it to outshine prestigious competitors through online voting on the site of the paper. The 'Best sports car 2013' title is the latest valuable addition to a string of awards for a model which has not yet been launched on the market but has already found a place in the heart of motorists throughout the world. The Alfa Romeo 4C derives directly from the concept which raised many eyebrows in wonder at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, so much so that it won three prestigious awards: the 'AutoBild Design Award' (2011, Germany), the 'Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes' (2012, Italy) and the 'Most Exciting Car of 2013' - 'What Car?' (2013, Great Britain).
The Alfa Romeo 4C is inspired by the century-old tradition of Alfa Romeo and projects the brand's authentic values into the future: Italian style, performance and engineering excellence, offering maximum driving satisfaction in total safety. Indeed, the name '4C' refers to Alfa Romeo's great sporting tradition: the acronyms 8C and 6C in the 1930s and 1940s distinguished cars - both racing and non - fitted with the powerful 'eight cylinders' and the innovative 'six cylinders', confirming in its design layout and construction the goal of achieving the weight/power ratio of an authentic supercar, less than 4 kg/HP, yet focusing not merely on the maximum power delivered, but on limiting the weight to guarantee maximum agility and top performance.
Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and made at the Maserati plant in Modena, the captivating coupé with two bucket seats uses technologies and materials derived from the 8C Competizione - carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive - and technologies from the latest standard models from Alfa Romeo currently on the market, but thoroughly developed to enhance the sports appeal of the new car to the full. This is demonstrated by the new 1750 Turbo Petrol engine with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated "Alfa TCT" twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA selector with the brand-new Race mode.
A length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres: these dimensions on the one hand emphasise the car's compact attributes while also accentuating its agility on the other. In addition, the excellent dynamic features of Alfa Romeo 4C are confirmed by a weight to power ratio of less than 4 kg/HP; it's a value worthy of a real 'supercar'. This vehicle quite simply screams Alfa. Its sports car soul creates a unique driving sensation, both on the road and when racing, where its velocity and transverse acceleration become even more demanding.
The new Alfa Romeo 4C will be available for purchase in 2013, marking the return of the Italian brand to the United States and inaugurating Alfa Romeo's global growth plan.
Turin, 10 May 2013