Alfa Romeo has openly revealed the plans of launching eight new cars by the end of 2018, in which one of them is described as a “specialty sports car”. While the 4C sports car is already on sale, that is not the “specialty sports car” described by Alfa Romeo, and it will be a high-end model that will likely to serve as the brand’s flagship model.
As for the time being, Alfa has yet to release any official info of this new model aside from it promising it to be launched somewhere between 2016 and 2018. But it looks like AutoExpress managed to dig out some interesting development on this specialty sports car.
From their inside source, AutoExpress claims that the new car will be called the 6C and will be based on the same underpinnings of the production version of the elegant Maserati Alfieri concept. The underpinnings are said to be a shortened version of the platform found in the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans.
The power for this new 6C and Alfieri is said to come from a Ferrari-made twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that has already made its way to the Ghibli. While it has yet to be decided on what the Alfieri is going to be called once it enters production, rumours have been running around that it will be called the GranSport.
Both the cars will set sights on cars like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar’s F-Type, which at the same time suggests it would not be cheap. The Maserati is expected to make its debut first, followed by the 6C a year later.