The iconic Alfa Romeo 8C will return once again as a twin-turbo, mid-engined sportscar.
As a part of its 5-year long product lineup strategy, Alfa Romeo is once again bringing back the ‘8C’ nameplate – a short lived yet popular sports cars from the recent past. Alongwith the return of the Alfa Romeo 8C, the Italian marque is adding a couple of new products, both of which are going to be all-new SUVs.
Though Alfa Romeo has not revealed much about the new model, it is expected to fill in the shoes of the last 8C sportscar, which was on sale from 2007 to 2010. It came with a 4.7-liter V8 engine sourced from Ferrari. The new Alfa Romeo 8C is expected to be even more powerful, featuring a new twin-turbo hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. The combined output is expected to be around 700 hp resulting in a sub-3 second 0-62 mph time.
Timothy Kuniskis, head of Alfa Romeo, said, “Alfa will deliver the sports car of each segment it enters. We know our future depends on staying true to our sports car roots; cars designed to represent the brand’s position and inspire the next generation of customers. The Alfa Romeo 8C is a true supercar with a mid-engined, carbonfibre monocoque chassis and electrified AWD system. It’s a car that will be born for the track here at Bolocco.”
Along with the Alfa Romeo 8C, the Italian manufacturer has also confirmed that it will be bringing back the GTV nameplate, which too will be a range topping sportscar. Kuniskis said, “We also want a sports car as attainable as it is aspirational, so we’re bringing back one of the most fabled names in Alfa history, the GTV. The model will deliver more than 600 hp.”