Alfa Romeo reportedly keen on supercar for ICE swan song

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Alfa Romeo is about to go the full-electric route as quickly as 2026, and it seems the model needs the internal-combustion engine to exit with a bang relatively than a whimper.

CAR reported this week that Alfa Romeo is planning to disclose a supercar idea shortly and can observe with a restricted manufacturing run ought to demand be adequate.

The supercar wouldn’t solely bid farewell to the internal-combustion engine but additionally present a hyperlink with Alfa Romeo’s present Formulation 1 efforts, in accordance with the journal.

Talking with CAR in January, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato stated he’d prefer to in the future see a contemporary tackle the 33 Stradale of the Sixties in addition to a contemporary Spider convertible. Apparently the fashionable Spider is already locked in as a future electrical automobile. May the fashionable 33 Stradale be the supercar?

1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo as lately as 2018 was planning to launch a contemporary 8C supercar powered by the twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 discovered within the model’s present Quadrifoglio efficiency vary, a teaser of which was displayed throughout an investor presentation (proven foremost).

Nevertheless, plans for each the supercar and a contemporary GTV coupe had been scrapped the next yr as Alfa Romeo’s guardian firm on the time, Fiat Chrysler Cars, entered negotiations a few merger with France’s PSA Group, negotiations that resulted within the formation of Stellantis two years later.

The supercar was to be a mid-engine machine with a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and a powertrain consisting of the twin-turbo V-6 for the rear axle and an electrical drive system for the entrance. Mixed output was to be greater than 700 hp, or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in beneath 3.0 seconds.

Whereas a brand new supercar is not sure, we all know Alfa Romeo is making ready a subcompact crossover for launch in 2024 as its first EV. Electrical successors to the Giulia and Stelvio are additionally possible, in addition to an electrical mid-size SUV to function Alfa Romeo’s flagship.

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