Some may argue that the 4C comes with an engine which simply isn’t on the same wavelength with the car’s appearance. A mid-engine Alfa powered by a 1742 cc 4-banger?
How can the Italian car manufacturer offer a 4-door sedan with 500 horses and a mid-engine coupe with “only” 237 horses in its line-up? Does that make any sense?
Well, the underrated 1742 cc unit forms part of a lightweight 995 kg (2,194 lb) package, which surpasses other sports cars thanks to its blistering performance. But what if the whole construction kept its insubstantial mass, while the engine was boosted up to a million?
Well, Pogea Racing did just that, transforming the Italian mosquito into a hornet. Baptized as the Centurion, the car now boasts a re-engineered 2-stage motor upgrade. The 289 HP and 415 Nm (306 lb-ft) of torque Stage 1 package is impressive, but it doesn’t compare to the 308 horses and 435 Nm (320 lb-ft) Plus variant.
There’s no denying that these changes make the car stupendously fast, as its total weight remains practically unchanged: 3.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), 14.2 seconds from 0 to 200 Km/h (124 mph) and a top speed of 301 Km/h (187 mph).
The front and rear bumpers are made from carbon fiber and come with an exposed, unpainted portion that testifies their authenticity. The subtle rear spoiler increases the contact pressure on the rear axle by 35 kilograms at 160 km/h and the rear diffuser comes with 101mm tailpipes, offered in four different variants – carbon fiber or stainless steel; with or without flaps and silencers.
Of course, the “Centurion” is not all about brute force, that’s why Pogea Racing payed close attention to the suspension setup by adding custom L2 components to the double wishbone – McPherson struts setup, making it adjustable in height and hardness.
Pogea states that the Centurion “beats them all”; Porsche 911, BMW M4, Mercedes AMG GT, you name it. It might look like an army knife with a scope compared to the M4, but there’s no shadow of doubt that this automobile is in a league of its own.