The BELLA FIGURA Type 57S coupe we will debut in August is a prototype. In November 2011 we will begin manufacturing “production” carbon fiber and composite cars, and there will be numerous improvements in those bodies. We will use high tech VECTORPLY 1708 +/- 45 biaxial weave composite with AOC vinyl ester and polyester resins, BOSTIC fiber reinforced plastic and AIREX BALTEK core materials (in some cases bonded to aluminum). It’s clearly the highest quality composite project we’ve ever been associated with in our twelve year history. We will also begin having aluminum bodies hand hammered for selected customers.
Located centrally in the rear of the vehicle, the engine in the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept ensures performance which matches or exceeds that of a 3 litre engine whilst still delivering the moderate fuel consumption which is typical of a compact, 4 cylinder engine. Coupled with the new automatic ‘Alfa TCT’ twin dry clutch transmission, now available on the MiTo and Giulietta, the powerful 1750 Turbo petrol engine allows the 4C Concept to reach a top speed of over 250 km/h and to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds