Alfa Romeo has been planning to revive the legendary GTV and 8C models for a long time, but the company’s management decided to redirect its research activities to mass production. This is how the Tonale appeared, and in the coming years, an even more compact crossover with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor will be released. But what about a sports car?
Rumors about a specialized sports car were confirmed the day before by the head of the automaker Jean-Philippe Imparato in an interview with Autocar:
“You will see something in this area in terms of sportiness in the first half of 2023. We use one word to define a brand, and that’s ‘sportiness’.”
The top manager also stated that either it will be exclusively an internal combustion engine, or it will be a pure EV, that is, the hybrid option is excluded. Anyway, the 55-year-old French executive promises that the new Alfa will be “a very exciting, very selective and very expensive car.”
If Alfa Romeo still decides to stop at the internal combustion engine, then they will most likely have a 2.9-liter V6 engine with double turbocharging, borrowed from the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models. In the hardcore duo Giulia GTA / GTAm, the six-cylinder engine develops a power of 533 hp and 600 Nm.
In any case, this will be the last use of the Italian company’s V6 engine, since it has already been confirmed that the next-generation Giulia will be a full-fledged electric car.
The last Alfa Romeo sports car was the 4C coupe (pictured above), which was produced between 2013 and 2020.