Alfa Romeo: New rumors about the upcoming supercar – News – AUTOWELT

Alfa Romeo: New rumors about the upcoming supercar – News – AUTOWELT


Alfa Romeo: New rumors about the upcoming supercar

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Is there still a new Super Alfa with V6 power?

Alfa Romeo unveiled a product roadmap in June 2018 that featured the new GTV and 8C models. Both are due to be launched in 2022. A lot of time has passed since then and with one exception there has been no further talk of the two supposed superstars. Until now! A new report claims we could still get a naturally aspirated Super Alfa before the brand makes the move to go electric.

Is there still a new Super Alfa with V6 power?

Alfa Romeo unveiled a product roadmap in June 2018 that featured the new GTV and 8C models. Both are due to be launched in 2022. A lot of time has passed since then and with one exception there has been no further talk of the two supposed superstars. Until now! A new report claims we could still get a naturally aspirated Super Alfa before the brand makes the move to go electric.

According to Car Magazine, Alfa Romeo will present a “design study” for a full-fledged sports car early next year. If interest is high enough, a limited-edition car should hit the market by mid-decade. The heart of the car should be a 2.9-liter V6 engine with twin turbocharging, which is also used in the Giulia and Stelvio in the Quadrifoglio version, where it produces 505 hp and a torque of 600 Newton meters.

And it’s not as if the stage isn’t set for such a car. The Giulia GTA/GTAm, which was increased to 397 kW/540 hp, was very expensive (“list” of 180,000 euros) and yet it sold faster than you can say “Quadrifolgio Verde”. In addition, the partners who can help are already nearby. Sauber Formula Team 1 has already worked on the GTAm and, according to reports, it may even work on a hybrid powertrain for the car with Formula 1 skills. And when it comes to the carbon monocoque chassis, the Swiss are also known … far from the truth that the group already has something similar “laid” with the Maserati MC20.

Of course, all of this must be read and considered with the necessary amount of skepticism. However: We couldn’t think of a better farewell from Alfa Romeo to V6, or all combustion engines, than a supercar built in a limited series. Why goodbye? Yes. Alfa Romeo boss Jean-Philippe Imparato and the company’s official spokespeople have already confirmed several times that Alfa Romeo should be an electric brand by 2027.

So for the petrol brothers among us, we should keep our fingers crossed that there is something in the report.

PS: The picture above is of the 2018 presentation and only serves to show what Alfa was planning at least at that time (yet for 2020).

Source: CAR Newspaper