The long-awaited public dynamic debut of the brilliant Alfa 4C sports car took place at the weekend’s (12-14 July) Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the car making a series of runs up the estate’s famous hill climb.

The two-seater, 240hp supercar was joined at the event by a cross-section of Alfa Romeo historic race cars from the Alfa Romeo Museum, including the stunning 33 TT 12, the 8C 2900B Speciale tipo "Le Mans", and a 1750 GT Am.

Designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, the 4C immediately brings to mind some of the traditional iconic models which have left a significant mark in the history of the Brand. Above all others, in terms of dimensional and layout similarities, one stands out in particular: the 33 Stradale.

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As for the interior, the carbon fibre immediately stands out, used to make the central cell, which has been left in full view to enhance the sense of uniqueness, of technology and light weight.

The compact dimensions make this car with 2 bucket seats truly unique amid its competitors: it is just under 4 metres long, 200 cm wide, 118 cm high and with a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres.

What’s more, the car achieves maximum aerodynamic efficiency levels.

An evolution of the engine already in use in the Quadrifoglio Verde version of the Giulietta, the new 4 cylinder 1750 Turbo Petrol engine implements an innovative aluminium block and specific intake and exhaust systems.

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The 1750 Turbo Petrol engine is teamed with the innovative Alfa TCT automatic twin dry clutch transmission.