Friday, September 18, 2015

Alfa Romeo 4C - Columbus, Ohio - The Super Car without the Super Price.

Alfa Romeo 4C - Premium Performance

  • Inspired by Formula 1 and the most advanced supercars
  • High-tech powertrain for exceptional track performance and drivability
  • Mid-ship all-aluminum 1750 Turbo 4-cylinder engine with intercooler, dual Variable Valve Timing, advanced scavenging technology and 237 hp
  • 160-mph top speed and 0-to-60 mph in 4.1 seconds
  • Maximum road-holding suspension
    • Front suspension is comprised of a “superimposed” double-wishbone configuration for direct and unfiltered feedback
    • Rear suspension features an advanced MacPherson suspension set-up for superb road-holding – even in the most extreme of maneuvers
    • Both front and rear suspensions are made from aluminum and high-strength steel
  • Stiff springs, large front- and rear-Sway Bars, and tuned shock absorbers
  • 41/59 front-/rear-weight distribution
  • Turbocharger features a pulse-converter exhaust manifold to exploit pressure waves and boost torque at low-engine speeds
  • Waste gate valve improves engine efficiency
  • 80% torque is available at only 1,700 rpm
  • Blistering fast, 130-millisecond shift-speeds with the six-speed twin clutch transmission
  • Launch Control mode delivers the utmost acceleration possible as soon as the driver releases the brake
  • Alfa D.N.A. selector with “Race” mode enables the driver to optimize the right level of performance through four modes: All-Weather, Natural, Dynamic and Race
  • Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber, aluminum and composites structures result in total dry weight of approximately 2,315 lb and a curb weight of 2,465 lb 

 Surrounded in Safety
  • Five standard air bags:
    • Advanced multistage driver and front passenger air bags
    • Driver side knee blocker air bag
    • Supplemental door-mounted side air bags
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

Technology Throughout

  • Alfa Romeo 4C combines the best technical and manufacturing competencies of Alfa Romeo and Maserati
  • 7-inch full-color Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrument cluster displays simple, high-impact graphics
  • Performance features are based in technology:
    • Six-speed twin clutch transmission communicates with the Alfa D.N.A. selector, braking system, engine management system and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system
    • Launch Control controls the gearbox, traction and power delivery for the utmost acceleration possible
    • Alfa D.N.A. selector enables the driver to optimize the Alfa Romeo 4C to the level of driving performance and capability needed through four powertrain and chassis control calibration modes 

Sport Style

  • Lightweight composite-framed sport seats (available in cloth, leather, and leather with microfiber)
  • Thermoformed dashboard
  • Exposed carbon fiber monocoque
  • Driver-oriented center stack controls
  • Flat-bottom performance steering wheel with paddle-shift controls
  • Aluminum pedals and foot boards
  • Several lightweight wheel designs
  • Lacquered brake color choices
  • Seven exterior colors with availability based on model 

Now that you know everything about the Alfa Romeo 4C, come see it for yourself.  
Where to find the Alfa Romeo 4C in Columbus, Oh? 

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43232

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Why 4C? Does the name 4C mean anything?

Where does the name 4C come from?

The “4C” name pays homage to Alfa Romeo's racing roots when the acronyms 8C and 6C distinguished vehicles fitted with 8- and 6-cylinder engines. The Alfa Romeo 4C model’s designation continues this tradition, touting the engine’s 4-cylinder configuration within the name.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43232

Alfa Romeo 4C Start up and Exhaust sounds VS FIAT 500 ABARTH

Which vehicle sounds better to you?  The Alfa Romeo 4C or the FIAT 500 ABARTH?  Exhaust notes will never be the same.  #ForzaAlfa #ForzaAbarth

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Colors - Columbus, Ohio

We're not 100% sure these are the exact colors for the United States, but typically they're the same. Here are your available colors on the Alfa Romeo Giulia.  For more information about the Tech Specs on the Alfa Romeo Giulia click here.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - Nero Vulcano

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - Bianco Trofeo

Alfa Romeo Giulia - Grigio Argento

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - Grigio Vesuvio

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - MonteCarlo Blue

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - Rosso Alfa

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - Rosso Competizione
Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43232

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Alfa Romeo Giulia - QV = Fastest Sedan to complete the Ring.

The Fastest Sedan to ever Lap the 'Ring.  And it's coming to Columbus, Ohio!

It was originally announced that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde (QV for short) handled the Nurburgring in 7:42.  News today is now announcing the Giulia QV attacked Nurburgring, completing the testing ground Nordschleife at 7:39 officially making it the fastest sedan lap ever to complete the Nurburgring.  For perspective, that's faster than a Lamborghini Murcielago and roughly 14 seconds ahead of the BMW M4

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia.   Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production car ever:
•All-new bi-turbo V6 engine generating 510 horsepower
•The engine comes equipped with an electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system
•The Giulia Quadrifoglio establishes a new performance benchmark in the world of performance sedans: 0 - 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds
•Perfect 50/50 weight distribution
•Best weight-to-power ratio in its category of less than 7-lbs per horsepower
•The only sedan in the world to be equipped with an active aero front splitter
•Torque vectoring technology

This adjustable carbon fiber spoiler is integrated into the front fascia and is automatically lowered to increase performance and handling at high speeds.
This component makes the Giulia Quadrifoglio the only vehicle in its segment with negative lift in all conditions.

Alfa Romeo has always sought the perfect balance of state-of-the-art technology, race-inspired performance and seductive Italian styling. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is quintessentially Italian and unmistakably Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV - 0-60 in 3.9 seconds

We can't wait until this beautiful sedan hits the streets of Columbus, Ohio.  Find yours at Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43232

Here's some photos from the Official Alfa Romeo facebook page of the Alfa Romeo Giulia display at the Frankfurt Motor Show. 
Alfa Romeo Giulia on display at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Alfa Romeo Giulia Front Grille

Quadrifoglio Verde - QV Badge

Those wheels. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia Dual Exhaust

Alfa Romeo Giulia @ Monza

Alfa Romeo Giulia Engine Bay

Alfa Romeo 4C sunset

Just a quick photo of the sun setting on our Rosso Alfa Romeo 4C.  

Alfa Romeo 4C in Rosso Alfa.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232

Thursday, September 10, 2015

1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale - Alfa Romeo History

1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
First built in 1967, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was based on the Autodelta Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 race car,which competed in the World Sportscar Championships. The team took second at Daytona and swept 1-2-3 at Le Mans.

The road car made its debut as the Stradale at the 1967 Turin Motor Show, designed by Franco Scaglione and built by Carrozzeria Marazzi. While there is some debate regarding the actual production number, 18 were reportedly made. Stradale translates as “road going” and is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Examples typically auction for $2-3 million (U.S.)

The mid-engine rear-wheel-drive sports car featured butterfly doors and weighed in at 1,543 pounds. It was powered by a 230-hp 2.0-liter V8 and 6-speed manual transmission. The 33 Stradale had a top speed of 160 mph and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition #487

As you all know, Alfa Romeo is back in the USA! We're super excited and with a little bit of charm we have been able to secure some extra 4C's from Alfa Romeo USA including this Launch Edition #487 in Madreperla (mother of pearl white tri-coat).

Check out the carbon fiber mirrors and spoiler lip. 

Like all Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition's this one has it all including the Sport tuned dual exhaust, Bi-Xenon headlamps, p zero Pirelli tires along with the slightly more aggressive front fascia. (Vents in front of wheels).

This one is 487 of 500 and won't be with us long. Give us a call today, we're here to help. 

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT 
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Alfa Romeo Giulia Start Up and Exhaust Sounds at Nurburgring

We found this video on YouTube of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde getting ready to hit the Nurburgring.  Just listen to this 510HP beauty roar.

And here's a nice walk around.

It's been reported that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde has hot lapped the ring at 7:40!!!

For more information on the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia here in Columbus, OH. USA give us a call.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232