Pogea Racing presents ZEUS: the third development stage of the Alfa Romeo 4C.



Pogea Racing presents ZEUS: the third development stage of the Alfa Romeo 4C.

Without question: POGEA RACING has long been at the forefront of the well known premium tuner. The most recent example of the extensive knowledge and production range of the Friedrichshafen-based company on Lake Constance is the fully optimised Alfa Romeo 4C: the ZEUS. Whether it is the chassis, wheel rims, engine, interior or aerodynamics, POGEA leaves no screw unturned and refines the Italian speedster to the furthest corners of its carbon monocoque.

Even during the design process, POGEA perfectly coordinates the individual components of the ultralight carbon aerodynamics with the body design of the two-seater. The result is ultimate style teamed with optimum air flow around the vehicle along with a 100 kilogram weight saving across the vehicle range. The newly designed front spoiler alone with its expanded front splitter creates a far more dynamic look, while optimizing the aerodynamics. The sides also benefit from an upgrade: Striking side skirts with additional cooling for engine and gearbox oil, combined with side spoilers, create a prominent appearance. The SCOOP structure instead of a rear window as well as the side fins optimise the engine’s ventilation system. The newly designed rear spoiler with its diffusor, lower splitter and centrally located exhaust pipes as well as the distinctive rear wings complete the sporty overall appearance of the Kenny Blue body design.

In addition to its sensational look, the engine department has developed a powerful and stable performance increase. The end result from optimised motor and gearbox management, modified turbochargers, altered high pressure pump and injectors, ceramic clutch discs and an acoustically stunning MONSTER exhaust gas system, are significantly enhanced engine performance and sprint power. Now with 351HP / 258kW and 458Nm, the four-cylinder turbo engine of the ZEUS accelerates in a breathtaking 3.4 seconds (series: 4.5S) to 100 km/h. The sprint from 100 to 200 kilometres per hour is reduced to 8.1 seconds. And the top speed also benefits from the POGEA refinements. The ZEUS is now able to accelerate up to 304 km/h – the series model gives way to air resistance at just 258 km/h.

The following components incorporated into the ZEUS vehicle are specifically tailored to handle the increased engine performance: The POGEA RACING V23 coil over suspension, in partnership with KW, consists of four adjustable shock absorbers for tension, pressure, and hardness in union with four progressively developed lowering springs. This reduces the vehicle’s centre of gravity by up to 50 millimetres compared to the series, making it ideal for use on roads and race tracks.

Ultralight, POGEA ORBI5 forged wheels measuring 8.5 x 18” and 9.5 x 19” with Pilot Sport 4S tyres by Michelin are used in the front axle 225/40 ZR18 and rear axle 265/35 ZR19.

In the interior, POGEA has created a command and control centre which perfectly combines functionality and comfort. The sports steering wheel with its 12 o’clock marker and optimised lateral supports on the newly designed sports seats guarantee full control over the vehicle during spirited driving. At the same time, the interior oozes pure luxury. Virtually all of the interior cladding components are masterfully upholstered with light blue and orange leather or Alcantara. Precisely embroidered logos in the velour floor mats add the perfect finish to the look. For entertainment and comfort, POGEA has installed a premium hi-fi system as well as a TFT reversing camera and HLS system for adjusting the height of the front suspension.

Anyone interested in owning a ZEUS will have to hurry. Three of the ten limited exclusive conversions units have sold already. The Pogea Racing ZEUS starts from €50,100 ex Friedrichshafen works including the assembly and paint finish. This does not include VAT and the Alfa Romeo 4C basic vehicle.


POGEA RACING ZEUS based on the Alfa Romeo 4C

Aerodynamics:                                       All components in carbon fibre, “Made in Germany”,

with partial visible carbon fibre.

Front spoiler with enlarged front splitter, rear spoiler with integrated air vents, side skirts with additional cooling for oil and gearbox oil, side spoiler on the sill, diffuser with lower splitter and central exit for exhaust tips, DF35 carbon rear spoiler with base made from ultralight, milled Kevlar, mirror housing, SCOOP design instead of rear window for massive cooling of the engine, side fins for the ventilation of the engine compartment, engine cover made from carbon, orange silicone tubing to match the design.

Paintwork:                                             Kenny Blue (Pogea Racing own blend from 2006)

with HS VOC by GLASURIT Superior Clear paint in 12 coats by Sahin Color in Ulm.

Wheels:                                                   POGEA ORBI5 bidirectional forged wheels

                                                                Front axle 8.5 x 18

                                                                Rear axle 9.5 x 19

Tyres:                                                     MICHELIN PILOT SPORT 4S

                                                                Front axle 225/40ZR18

                                                                Rear axle 265/35ZR19

Power increase:                                     351 HP / 258 kW at 6,100 rpm

                                                                458 Nm at 2,800 rpm

Technology:                                            Modified turbocharger, adjusted air flow, cooling and suction

                                                                Modified high pressure pump and injectors, 200CPI HJS Euro 6 Downpipe with EEC approval

Valve-controlled 76mm MONSTER stainless steel exhaust with carbon tail pipes, 1,4828 heat insulated POGEA V23 coil over suspension by KW with height, tension, pressure and hardness adjustment, braided steel brake lines, ceramic clutch discs for the TCT gearbox including speed-shift software for the STAGE 3 gearbox electronics, additional oil cooler for gearbox and engine

Performance:                                         0-100 km/h           3.4 secs

                                                                100-200 km/h      8.1 secs

                                                                V/max                    304 km/h

Vehicle weight:                                       904kg after modification measures without HiFi and full tank

Original weight:                                      1007kg with a full tank

Interior:                                                 Fully modified seats with central opening on the lower seat cushion, all vehicle components finished in leather or Alcantara. All components are accentuated in light blue/orange colours.

  • Black Nappa leather by Bentley
  • perforated leather by Porsche
  • light blue Alcantara Gulf design
  • orange leather by Lamborghini
  • Velour floor mats with light blue stitching and nubuck edging as well as stitched logo
  • Steering wheel with 12 o’clock marker

Miscellaneous:                                                        Premium HiFi system with the following components:

Alpine Radio X702D-F, ArcAudio: ARC8D2v3 Subwoofer, ARC5.2 front system
KS124.4mini Class G/H output stage, CNC aluminium rings and insulation from Sound-Install-Products

TFT reversing camera

HLS (hydraulic life system) system for front axle height adjustment (parking garages and obstacles)    

  • Conversion with German TÜV approval
  • Limited to 10 units.
  • 3 already manufactured and sold
  • personalised plate with name and serial number

Price EXCLUDING basic vehicle:          from 50,100 euros net

Source: Pogea Racing