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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?