We are getting closer to the August 30 reveal of Alfa Romeo’s next sports car, and reports indicate it could share a lot with Maserati.
The as-yet unnamed supercar, rumoured to be called either 6C or dust off the 33 nameplate, will reportedly use a turbocharged hybrid powertrain.
However, the publication reports it could feature at least one electric motor, potentially bringing the total power output to 596kW – up from 470kW in the MC20.
It won’t follow the original 33 Stradale’s design slavishly, according to Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, but it is expected to feature various cues from the iconic sports car.
One such cue could be doors that integrate a portion of the roof, improving access to the cabin.
The company has released a single teaser image ahead of the unveiling next month at Alfa’s museum in Arese, Italy.
The teaser doesn’t give anything away, only showing sporty-looking vents and a classic Alfa red exterior finish.
The tagline reads ‘Il corragio di sognare’, translating to ‘dare to dream’ or ‘the courage of dreaming’, suggesting a sports car model to be positioned above Alfa Romeo’s current premium offering.
To be revealed ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, the Milan-based brand may draw parallels between the sports car and its performance engineering developments fostered in the Alfa Romeo Stake Formula 1 team.
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato made the announcement while revealing the facelifted Giulia and Stelvio models in China, telling attendees “This project is a dream come true, inspired by a daring team that wanted to achieve something unique.”
Making the announcement in China was “not a coincidence”, indicating Alfa Romeo’s intentions to allocate effort and resources to tap into the Chinese market with a target of 40 per cent of sales outside Europe.
According to Autocar, Mr Imparato confirmed orders for the unnamed supercar began in February.
“It will be sold out before I unveil the car”, he said.
Mr Imparato said the model will “contribute to the DNA” of the brand and sit “beside the 8C in the museum of Arese”.
Autocar also reports Mr Imparato’s description of the model potentially suggests “a hypercar with a price could run into the hundreds of thousands”.
Alfa Romeo’s current lineup consists of the mid-sized Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, along with the smaller Tonale SUV.
A smaller SUV to sit below Tonale is also expected to join the Alfa Romeo lineup in 2024, with its first standalone electric model due in 2025.