Here's An Alfa Romeo Brera S With A 370bhp Supercharged V6

Our used pick for today packs a little more punch than the average Brera S, but it's not cheap
Here's An Alfa Romeo Brera S With A 370bhp Supercharged V6

The Alfa Romeo Brera is a car you buy for the looks, not the performance. The 2.2-litre petrol versions are painfully slow, and even the top-of-the-range V6 isn’t that quick, with a 0-62mph time that barely drops below the seven-second mark.

To make matters worse, the Brera shirked the legendary ‘Busso’ V6 in favour of 3.2 derived from the GM ‘High Feature’ unit, which remains the dullest six-cylinder engine I’ve ever experienced. Admittedly, Alfa changed quite a bit of the Australian-built six-banger, choosing to fit bespoke cylinder head, exhaust and injection system. But still, a Busso it is not.

Here's An Alfa Romeo Brera S With A 370bhp Supercharged V6

There were rumours of a Maserati V8-powered GTA model (quite how that would have worked with the Brera’s transverse engine layout, we’re not sure), but that never happened.

It’s not all bad news for those after a faster, sportier Brera, however. This one’s packing a supercharger from London-based Alfa tuners Autodelta, bringing the total output to a much more palatable 370bhp. It’s had the “brakes and drivetrain have been uprated” to cope with the added thrust, although exactly what’s been done hasn’t been detailed.

Here's An Alfa Romeo Brera S With A 370bhp Supercharged V6

The starting point for the project was a Brera S - those were the sharper, Prodrive-fettled versions of the coupe, and they remain the ones to have. Then again, part of Prodrive’s overhaul involved ditching the four-wheel drive system, so the power delivery of this 370bhp, front-wheel drive Brera could be…interesting.

Here's An Alfa Romeo Brera S With A 370bhp Supercharged V6

The car has done 63,338 miles - relatively low for a 10-year-old car. It also sounds like it’s had rather a lot of money chucked at it, and we’re not just talking about the supercharger conversion, which Autodelta currently chargers over £7000 for.

Unfortunately, this is reflected in the price: it’s up for £17,995, making it by far the most expensive Brera for sale in the UK right now.

Would you be tempted, or would you stick with a standard Brera S?


Jianyu Sun

So special, so wantable, and somehow, so beautiful !

08/19/2018 - 16:15 |
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Duggan (koalafan) (koalafan7) (Esprit Team) (Z32 Group) (Lot

I love the Brera. It’s a car I would love to import to America if I had the money, which I don’t. I recently got horizon 2 bc it was free on Xbox love gold and when I saw the brera as a ai car I was so hyped to see it. But no that had very few Alfa’s but they did have a punto. I was triggered they had an abarth pinto at first but then the idea of anabarth pinto grew on me

08/19/2018 - 16:34 |
20 | 6

It’s Abarth Punto, not Pinto

08/20/2018 - 10:43 |
4 | 0

Gimme, gimme

08/19/2018 - 17:03 |
4 | 0

Imo one of the most beautiful cars ever made but for some reason wouldn’t want to own one

08/19/2018 - 17:19 |
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Duggan (koalafan) (koalafan7) (Esprit Team) (Z32 Group) (Lot

In reply to by DL🏁

Is it a don’t meet your hero’s things or is it like how the 300zxis amazing but has annoying services

08/19/2018 - 17:44 |
4 | 0

That’s what they say about Alfas. Great cars to look at and drive, terrible cars to own.

08/19/2018 - 20:43 |
6 | 4

I just wish they came to the US

08/20/2018 - 00:40 |
4 | 0

I wish I could, a 1.75 TBi version.

05/08/2021 - 08:07 |
0 | 0

I think alfa romeo should make another shooting brake.

08/19/2018 - 17:40 |
10 | 2

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It’s too early stages for Alfa to build an incredibly niche market car. They’ll probably make these sorts of cars in a few years once the main models are out and making profits (Giulia, Stelvio, 5 series, hatch, Giulia Coupe, Probably a larger SUV)

08/20/2018 - 10:45 |
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The rumours of the V8 powered version were probably caused by the original concept, which had a 400hp Maserati V8

08/19/2018 - 18:14 |
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slevo beavo

I was following one of these the other day and I must be the only one who thinks these are ugly and have aged really badly

08/19/2018 - 22:38 |
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08/20/2018 - 02:03 |
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The Stig 6

How the hell does a car so beautiful have ab interior so ugly. Its like the italians designed the exterior and let the Indians do tbe interior.

08/20/2018 - 04:42 |
0 | 2

Interior ugly??? Go buy a generic Golf then.

05/08/2021 - 08:05 |
0 | 0

Alfa Romeo on consumer reports worst reliability list. #4 For the price I expect relizbility.

08/20/2018 - 10:49 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

So go buy some reliable boring car then. This car is for car enthusiasts, not for peasamt that need a generic shitbox that does not break down as much, so he can transport paprika to the market…

05/08/2021 - 08:04 |
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