Alfa Romeo’s been worryingly peaceful as of late. We haven’t had a new product launching from the Italian brand considering that the Stelvio SUV in 2016, however, we’ve heard lots of reports relating to the future. For one, the Tonale concept, which previews a sub-Stelvio crossover, is all yet unavoidable for production. But we’re more focused on reports of an upcoming GTV coupe and the return of the range-topping 8C super-GT. The previous is said to be an all-wheel-drive coupe based upon the existing Giulia platform, packing 600 horsepower from a hybridized twin-turbo V-6, at least according to a slide from Alfa’s presentation on its five-year plan.
We’re big fans of the existing Giulia Quadrifoglio, and a hard-charging two-door would match the platform well, specifically if the reports of torque vectoring and 50/50 weight distribution are true. Slated for a 2022 release, the GTV would duke it out with the future BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S.
2023 Alfa Romeo 8C Debut
In the same five-year plan, Alfa revealed that an 8C (listed below) remained in the works. The 8C from early this century was a pretty, limited-production mishmash of Maserati, Ferrari, and Alfa Romeo parts that was even better to take a look at and listen to than to drive (likewise if it did drive fairly well). The 2022 8C will be mid-engine, likely constructed around a carbon-fiber monocoque like the smaller sized 4C’s. About 700 horsepower is stated to come from a hybridized twin-turbo V-8, presumably plucked from Maserati or Ferrari’s fleet, and sent to all four wheels as in the GTV above. Originally scheduled to be introduced in 2022, the word is it’s been pushed back by a year or two.
2023 Alfa Romeo 8C Engine
For those who can’t manage to drop six figures or need a bit more area, the as-yet-unrevealed 2021 Tonale crossover ought to scratch the Alfa itch. Anticipate it to be a scaled-down Stelvio in terms of styling, loading the very same 2.0-liter turbo-four and eight-speed automated transmission. Rates will undercut the Stelvio, also, likely beginning somewhere in the mid-$30,000 range. Front-wheel drive and electrification are possibilities, thinking about the Tonale’s market and price point. Try to find a launching at some point later this year or early 2020.
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