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Alfa Romeo 8C’s Mid-Engined Hybrid Replacement may be Cancelled

In 2018, it was announced that the Alfa Romeo 8C would make a return as a mid-engined supercar. As per the latest updates, the project may have been scrapped.

According to The Detroit Bureau, FCA’s Mike Manley has said that Alfa Romeo’s product portfolio will be significantly scaled back. This comes in the wake of the brand’s unsatisfactory sales performance in the US and low earnings.

While Manley didn’t make a direct reference to the Alfa Romeo 8C replacement and GTV, reports suggest that these models are unlikely to see the light of day.

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Alfa Romeo had planned to resurrect the ‘8C’ nameplate with a new supercar. It was said to be based on a carbon fibre monocoque. The 8C replacement would have been a hybrid featuring a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged engine and an electric motor on the front axle. Alfa had claimed that the powertrain would have a combined output of more than 700 hp. It would accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

On the other hand, the GTV was supposed to be a 4-seat coupe with a 600+ hp engine with E-Boost and all-wheel drive.

The Alfa Romeo 4C was discontinued after the 2018 model year. Besides the Giulietta, Giulia and Stelvio, the company’s portfolio does not include a 2-door sports car.

Source: The Detroit Bureau

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