When Alfa released a short video of the new 4C completing a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in eight minutes and four seconds the other day, we were left with a bitter taste in our mouths, as we wanted to see it in full. To our delight, our wish was granted with the release of a full –length video shot through an inboard camera.
The Italians said that the 4C’s lap time is a record for a series production car with less than 250-horses under its hood.
To be precise, the European market specification model seen in this video piloted by former Sport Auto magazine editor Horst von Saurma, sports a 1.75-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering 236hp (240PS) to the rear set of wheels via a TCT twin-clutch automatic transmission.
While sales of the 4C have already started in Europe, we hear that the U.S. launch has been pushed back to the second quarter of 2014.