POGEA RACING GIVES US THE ALFA ROMEO 4C ZEUSDate: 2019-02-27
The Alfa Romeo 4C Zeus is the latest project to leave the garage of Pogea Racing and, unsurprisingly, it's lighter, more powerful and faster than its stock cousin.
Pogea Racing drove into their garage with a stock Alfa Romeo 4C and drove out with Zeus, a little car with a lot more heart. In fact, it's 1.1 seconds faster from 0-100kph, doing the run in just 3.4 seconds, and will reach a top speed of 304kph, that's 44kph faster than the stock car.
How did they do it, you're asking? Well, they modified the turbocharger and adjusted airflow then worked on the cooling system and made other adjustments to the 1.75-litre four-pot engine. It now pushes out 258 kW and 458 Nm of torque.
Pogea also made it lighter by removing the sound system and using carbon fibre for certain bits, shaving 100 kg from the sports car, which they say now weighs only 904 kg with a full fuel tank.
They didn't stop there though. They also upgraded to a stainless steel exhaust system with carbon tailpipes and installed KW coilover suspension, thereby reducing the ride height by 50 mm. Stopping power is courtesy of braided steel brake lines and ceramic clutch discs while the gearbox and engine received an extra oil cooler.
Visually, the 4C Zeus has a larger front splitter, new side skirts, rear diffuser and wing, and an engine-cooling scoop that replaces the rear window. All four corners receive new wheels, 8.5×18-inch up front and 9.5×19-inch at the back, shod in 225/40 and 265/35 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres respectively, and the whole thing is painted in ‘Kenny Blue’.
Opening the doors reveal leather and Alcantara trims, colour-coded accents and velour floor mats while an Alpine premium sound system with a subwoofer does sound duty while adding a reversing camera display too.
If you want one, and I'm sure you do, then best get at least €50,100 ready as only 10 units of the 4C Zeus will be made. Oh yes, and that's just for the mods and doesn’t include the donor car, that'll be another €50,000-odd for a used one. But, hey, what's a few extra euro's when you can have the craziest Alfa Romeo 4C available ever?