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Italian car maker to reveal long-awaited sports car in the first half of next year

A modern-day Alfa Romeo sports car could be on the cards sooner than expected, thanks to a fast recovery by the brand under boss Jean-Philippe Imparato and owner Stellantis.

The new sports car, which will feature design cues from the Alfa Romeo T33 Stradale, will be shown early next year, Imparato has confirmed, likely in the form of an advanced sketch or concept.

Any new sports car from Alfa Romeo had been expected to arrive later this decade after the brand had further proven itself with models such as the new Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV in bigger-selling segments.

The forthcoming sports car was expected to be electric, in line with Alfa’s plans to have an all-electric line-up from 2025, but Imparato hinted that it may arrive much sooner and could even be combustion-engined.

“For the moment, I have two scenarios: full ICE or full EV,” he said. “It will be very exciting, very selective and very expensive.”

He added: “You will see something in that field in terms of sportiness in the first half of 2023. We use one word to define the brand and it’s ‘sportiness’.”

When asked if the new car could be reminiscent of the T33 Stradale, he said: “I can say yes, but I can’t say anything else. We have so many fantastic ideas based on our iconic history.”

Imparato has previously namechecked the Alfa Romeo Spider ‘Duetto’ as another model he would like to see reflected in future sports models.

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harf 19 August 2022

Am I missing something? Isn't it just likely to be a lightly modified Maserati MC20?

xxxx 19 August 2022

This reads to me a very limited run of £200k+ reproduction ARs from the past, much like Jaguar and AM have done. Won't steer AR away from becoming a SUV only company in the not to distant future, thanks Stellantis.

LP in Brighton 19 August 2022

Well the car would nead to be a whole heap better than the 4C and sold in m uch bigger numbers to do anything for the marque's brand image.

It might make sense to team up with the Lotus / Alpine sports car project and save on development costs. Otherwise, left to its own devices, Alfa would just waste more money on another duffer. 

I can't help feeling that what Alfa Romeo need is another transformative volume model like the Alfa Sud was. But obviously without the rust!