Pogea Racing Alfa Romeo 4C Looks Set to Be a Junior Ferrari
We’ve tried to find fault with the new Alfa Romeo 4C. Yes, it will be expensive (think moderately-optioned Cayman S money), apparently won’t be available with a proper manual transmission, and the headlights look like they have some kind of infection. But on the whole, we expect it to be spectacular. Now we just have to hurry up and wait for a chance to drive this Italian Lotus fighter.
German tuner Pogea Racing, meanwhile, isn’t twiddling its collective thumbs between now and the beginning of 4C deliveries. It has been hard at work developing a gaggle of upgrade parts for Alfa’s newest sports car. And thankfully, these enhancements will be more than skin-deep.
But let’s not discount those skin-deep enhancements. These renderings released by Pogea depict a lower, more aggressive front fascia with an artfully-incorporated splitter, rocker panel extensions, and a new rear bumper that features a diffuser that encircles a pair of center-mounted round exhaust tips. These body components will be made of carbon fiber. KW suspension components provide a lower ride height and sharper handling, while a set of Pogea’s own XCUT wheels (19” fronts, 20” rears) provide the finishing touch.
As for interior upgrades, details are scarce. Pogea Racing will only go so far as to say buyers will have their choice of a variety of leather, aluminum, carbon fiber trim items. We’re pretty confident the cockpit will look rather snazzy regardless of which colors and materials you pick.
And we’re also confident the engine upgrades will reduce you to an f-bomb-dropping buffoon. Pogea aims to boost the 1.8L turbocharged inline-four’s output from 240hp to a bellowing 415hp by way of a new turbo, low-restriction exhaust, and optimized fuel-delivery and engine control systems. No word on what kind of acceleration and speed figures these upgrades will yield, but we’re betting they will make the 4C feel even more like the Ferrari 458 Italia’s kid brother.
Of course, all those upgrades are sure to give the Pogea 4C a price worthy of the mid-engine Ferrari’s younger sibling, too. But with nearly double the horsepower of the stock version, will you really mind?
Source: Pogea Racing