Alfa Romeo reportedly keen on supercar for ICE swan song

Alfa Romeo reportedly keen on supercar for ICE swan song

July 29, 2022 Off

Alfa Romeo is set to go the full-electric route as soon as 2026, and it appears the brand wants the internal-combustion engine to go out with a bang rather than a whimper.

CAR reported this week that Alfa Romeo is planning to reveal a supercar concept shortly and will follow with a limited production run should demand be sufficient.

The supercar would not only bid farewell to the internal-combustion engine but also provide a link with Alfa Romeo’s current Formula 1 efforts, according to the magazine.

Speaking with CAR in January, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato said he’d like to one day see a modern take on the 33 Stradale of the 1960s as well as a modern Spider convertible. Apparently the modern Spider is already locked in as a future electric vehicle. Could the modern 33 Stradale be the supercar?

1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo as recently as 2018 was planning to launch a modern 8C supercar powered by the twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 found in the brand’s current Quadrifoglio performance range, a teaser of which was displayed during an investor presentation (shown main).

However, plans for both the supercar and a modern GTV coupe were scrapped the following year as Alfa Romeo’s parent company at the time, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, entered negotiations about a merger with France’s PSA Group, negotiations that resulted in 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 electric drive system for the front. Combined output was to be more than 700 hp, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in under 3.0 seconds.

While a new supercar isn’t certain, we know Alfa Romeo is preparing a subcompact crossover for launch in 2024 as its first EV. Electric successors to the Giulia and Stelvio are also likely, as well as an electric mid-size SUV to serve as Alfa Romeo’s flagship.

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