Novitec Tuning Preview For Alfa Romeo 4C

Update

The first available products are online: Alfa Romeo 4C Tuning

Introduction

The challenge for Alfa Romeo Tuning has never been so high as with the Alfa 4C. The car is almost perfect and there is not much left to optimize, nevertheless, we have managed to develop a meaningful tuning package, which will be available soon.

The development and production has not yet been finalized, but we want to give you a little look at the development and the future range as it stands at the moment.

Engine Tuning

The engine tuning was not a particularly big challenge, the engine itself has abundant reserves and can be really tuned, 300 hp and 400 nM are feasible without compromising the engine. Unfortunately, the TCT gearbox and clutch set the boundaries to this venture. The C635 gearbox is maxed out to 350 nM according to Alfa, and this has been pointed out repeatedly by technicians as well as at sales seminars from Alfa.

We are testing our 4C currently with 400 nM, we have covered roughly 10.000 km, and up to now it has survived without any damage, it still has to hold out another several thousand kilometers before we take the gearbox and clutch apart to assess whether or not we will be offering an engine tuning and how applicable it will be. Prototypes are already available for our dealers to test.

The hardware is derived from the Maserati range and is connected among other things with the CAN-Bus. The software is a complete redesign, the other buttons on the DNA and will be able to be switched on and off making it possible to increase performance in two steps, going easy on the life span of the clutch and transmission.

Chassis

Our coilover suspension unit has already been fully developed in cooperation with KW and has been extensively tested by us on the road and on the racetrack. It offers a significantly better ride than the standard suspension, without any sacrificing of comfort. We were able to reduce the light understeering significantly. The adjustment of the height of +5 mm (lifting the series height) has been optimized up to 20 mm lowering.

The development of sport stabilizers has also been completed, but unfortunately they will only available as from the summer of 2015 due to a production bottleneck. Sport stabilizers serve to minimize the roll on the longitudinal axis, which is relatively pronounced on the 4C.

In addition to the coilover there will still be Novitec lowering springs available, these are still in the planning stage, but will be available as of Spring 2015 and will enhance the optics of the 4C.

Rims

The particularly light Novitec N11 classic multi-spoke design are available in the dimensions 7,5x17" and 8,5x18". Semi-slicks of various brands, like Pirelli, Dunlop and Goodyear are thus perfectly suited for these rims. Furthermore, the wheelhouse of 4C with the offsets of 25 and 30 mm is perfectly exploited (as far as permitted by the legal framework in several EU-countries). If desired, an 18"/ 19" variant is available.

The rims are available in any colour, with additional delivery time. These are in addition to the standard colours anthracite (slightly lighter than the prototype), silver and black.

Those who prefer to stay with the original wheels,  can optimally fill the wheel arches using the Novitec 15mm spacers.

For 2015 ultralight forged rims are in planning. If you are interested, please contact us, as we would like to incorperate your wishes into the design of our forged rims.

Exhaust

There will be (similar to the series-sport exhaust) a sport exhaust pipe variant, this gives a slightly fuller (deeper) sound than the original sport variant. The choice of tailpipes is between beveled polished stainless steel tubes or beveled tailpipes made of real carbon.

Since the original sport variant is already well above the allowed values (103dB in comparison to the allowed 97dB), there will no E-number (approval) for the pure tube variant.

A street legal sports exhaust will appear with flap control, which will also be available with carbon tail pipes. The control of the valve is via a wireless remote switch, so that a simple assembly is ensured.

A sport catalytic converter, cat replacement pipe and matching flex pipe complete the range for motorsport use and allow for further optimization of the performance.

Styling

The development of the styling range has not yet been completed. In addition to front spoiler and rear spoiler there are still some more parts made of carbon, such as mirror covers, engine cover and interior, as well as a license plate holder and black side blinkers appear.

Interior

Besides velour floor mats and aluminum buttons for the air conditioning, also coming will be a range of bags for the optimum utilization of the small trunk and a solution for warning triangle, first aid kit and tyre emergency kit.

TÜV

Of course, all parts will appear with TÜV approval certification or E-number (with the exception of the above-mentioned motor sport components).

Availability

Who does not want to wait can contact us, some items are already available from stock or will be arriving shortly.

Testing

As usual we offer the opportunity to test all of the Alfa 4C tuning products in Sierksdorf (North-Germany). A prior appointment is however imperative.

 
 

3 Comments

  • Peter 21 October 2014 10

    Great News!

    It's very exciting to know, a house of performance so importantly as Novitec, has decided to realize preparations for the Alfa Romeo 4C, in name of all who we have one, we give you our gratefulness, we will be attentive to your all developments.

    A greeting from Spain
     
  • Robert Lee 25 December 2014 10

    Amazing!

    Waiting for any new pats! Please inform me by e-mail if any new goods will be available for purchase.

    Thank you!
     
  • Andy 26 December 2014 10

    Coil over suspension & ECU power upgrade

    I am delighted to hear that a trusted name such as Novitec is providing 4C owners with wonderful upgrade products. I believe the suspension upgrade will be my first investment as the factory suspension leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion with only 600 miles behind the wheel. Second will be more power because who owns a sports car and says it has too much power. Can't wait to see a price list and availability dates and I hope you will be selling to the USA.
     
 

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