Alfa Romeo is bringing back the famous and evocative GTV name for an all-new hybrid coupe with over 600bhp and all-wheel drive. Sorry, we seem to have drooled all over the floor.
The new GTV Quadrifoglio, announced as part of the Fiat Chrysler Group’s new five-year business plan, will be a halo sports car and a legacy of the Marchionne era. It’ll also be a little bit exciting, to say the least. Seating for four and a 50:50 weight distribution will be defining features, although the concept sketch seems to be a two-door.
This links back strongly to the rumoured Giulia Hybrid we brought to you two months ago, only with sleeker lines and a badge you really, really want to own.
Also on the agenda from the business plan is, excitingly, a new Alfa Romeo 8C. It’ll be very different to the car this writer might argue is the prettiest ever made; the new twin-turbo engine (no cylinder count yet) will be placed amidships driving the rear wheels, and the front axle will be electrified, potentially making this a switchable two- or four-wheel drive hybrid.
It will sprint to 62mph in less than three seconds, push out over 700bhp combined, and be based around a carbonfibre monocoque chassis. Both deeply exciting new prospects will be brought to market in 2022, FCA says. As news days go, this one just got a butt tonne better.
Hat tip to Charlie and Sonia Rizzo!