Alfa Romeo is kicking off the new year by cryptically teasing what’s believed to be its upcoming limited-run supercar in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot.

    The Italian carmaker uploaded a short video to its social media that in the beginning highlights its current lineup, including the Tonale, Giulia, and Stelvio.

    At the end of the video though there’s a brief moment where what looks to be a tail light flashes up.

    The tail light has a circular design that’s reminiscent of the V8-powered 8C Competizione grand tourer, sold here between 2007 and 2010, and the mid-engined 4C, sold here from 2014 to 2021.

    It’s believed this is the tail light design of Alfa Romeo’s upcoming supercar that could be revealed as soon as March this year. Overseas reported have speculated it will be called the 6C.

    This Alfa Romeo supercar shouldn’t be confused with the recently-revealed Giulia SWB Zagato one-off coupe.

    The brand’s CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato hinted to Autocar in November last year the new supercar wasn’t yet green lit for production, but would be a bespoke model and not share parts with another Stellantis brand or model, such as the Maserati MC20.

    It has been previously speculated that power could come from a version of the Ferrari-developed 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 used in the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

    Mr Imparato added the limited-run car would not just be a track car, but one that could be driven everyday.

    “It could be iconic, super-sexy and recognisable as an Alfa Romeo at first sight,” said Mr Imparato to Autocar.

    “It’s not done yet, but it’s ongoing. The positioning is ongoing. We have so many fans asking for something special.”

    Alfa Romeo recently announced it has become profitable again and currently has a new range of cars signed off for launch up to 2027.

    The Tonale arrives locally from February this year, and will be followed by updates for the Giulia and Stelvio which are due in the first half of 2023.

    Mr Imparato told Autocar in November last year Alfa Romeo is working on an all-electric sibling to the Jeep Avenger that’ll reportedly launch in 2024, an electric Giulia replacement to launch in 2025, as well as a larger electric SUV due around 2026.

    This electric Giulia replacement will reportedly be the first model in the Stellantis lineup to be built on the group’s next-generation electric architecture, and Mr Imparato says it will be the brand’s core sports model.

    “It has 5G and new era technology that will bring to market something special,” said Mr Imparato in regard to this new electric platform.

    The brand will transition to selling only electric vehicles (EVs) in 2027. It’ll follow its fellow Stellantis brands DS and Lancia, which will become EV-only in 2024.

    Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares announced the transition to EV-only lineups for the company’s three ‘Premium’ brands during an earnings call on the Franco-Italian-American giant’s results for the first half of 2021.

    The Alfa Romeo brand will target three “basecamps”: Europe, North America and China. It has, however, committed to right-hand drive markets.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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