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Alfa Romeo 4C Quadrifoglio ‘QV’ variant on the way – rumour

September 23, 2014

A sportier version of the lightweight Alfa Romeo 4C is set to be on its way, potentially following the company’s ‘Quadrifoglio ‘QV’ theme. Mysterious prototypes showing signs of ‘QV’ have recently been spotted out and about in Europe.

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition

The Alfa Romeo 4C is Alfa’s latest sports car. It uses a full carbon fibre construction helping to keep weight down to just 875kg. Power comes from a 1.75-litre turbo four-cylinder mid-mounted engine producing 177kW, matched up to a dual-clutch automatic with rear-wheel drive.

It’s understood a QV variant is on the way and could be slightly lighter in weight, but perhaps more interestingly, even more powerful. The current power-to-weight ratio of 4.9kg:1kW is already astonishing enough to see 0-100km/h done and dusted in just 4.5 seconds.

Reports suggest power output could be bumped up to around 198kW for the QV, which should equate to 0-100km/h times nearer to the 4.0-seconds barrier.

Aside from straight-line performance, the 4C QV- may be called the 4C Stradale – is expected to come with a revised body and aerodynamics, with features such as new cooling ducts in the front and rear guards, and more aggressive side skirts and a chunkier rear diffuser.

It’s unknown at this stage if the special edition will showcase a bespoke interior, but we may see sportier seats, unique logos, and a somewhat stripped out decor (despite being fairly minimalist in standard form).

Nothing has been confirmed as yet but speculations suggest a 2015 Geneva Motor Show reveal.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.