This Is The 500-HP Alfa Romeo 4C Quadrifoglio Of Our Dreams


Limited to just 5 units, the sports car now has supercar perfomance.

Alfa Romeo doesn’t think we need a high-performance Quadrifoglio version of the 4C. Why? Because it believes the sports car coupe is already the best in its class. We would argue, however, that the 4C has plenty of untapped potential, and could do with a performance upgrade to keep up with the Porsche 718 Cayman and reborn Alpine A110. Fortunately, Pogea Racing seems to agree. The tuner recently revealed its take on the Ferrari 488 GTB packing more power than the Pista, and now it’s spiced up the Alfa Romeo 4C, too.

It calls its creation the Nemesis. Normally, the 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine of the 4C produces 237 hp, but Pogea Racing has increased the displacement to 1.95-liters and installed a new turbocharger. The 4C has also received a new forged crankshaft, updated cylinder heads, forged piston rods, and bigger intake valves. Other upgrades include a custom exhaust system featuring carbon tailpipes, a reworked gearbox, and revised electronics. With all those upgrades installed, the rear-wheel-drive coupe now gives you 477 horses to play with, making it twice as powerful as the standard car. Torque has also increased from 258 lb-ft to 395 lb-ft.

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Unsurprisingly, the tuner’s modifications have a profound effect on performance. The 4C will now accelerate to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds and top out at 191 mph. In comparison, the standard car is 0.9 seconds slower off the line and can only hit 160 mph. In addition to the mechanical upgrades, Pogeo Racing’s tuning package also includes an aerodynamic body kit with lots of carbon fiber bits. The front fascia features enlarged air intakes, while at the back you’ll find two intakes on the rear window and a large rear wing. It also rides on new alloy wheels measuring 18 inches at the front axle and 19 inches for the rear.

Inside, the cabin is decked out in black and red leather and alcantara materials. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the tuner only intends to make five examples of its upgraded 4C. That’s a shame, because this is the next best thing to an Alfa Romeo 4C Quadrifoglio in our eyes.

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