Alfa Romeo to Target Jaguar F-Type with the 6C?


Now THIS is what Alfa needs to build.

We’ve been hearing so much talk about Alfa Romeo’s revival, both in Europe and, more importantly, North America. So far, only the limited-production 4C has debuted, but we’ve been promised an entire lineup of more mainstream models. That’s all fine and good, but Fiat just needs to make it happen already. And now it’s time to add yet another production rumor to the pile as Auto Express claims that Alfa is planning to target the Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 911 with what could possibly be called the 6C.

This high-performance coupe would be based on the same front-engined, rear-wheel-drive platform as the Maserati Ghibli-based Alfieri concept, itself on its way to production. If all goes to plan, the 6C will likely be powered by the Ghibli’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that’s capable of producing up to 520 horsepower. Styling wise, the 6C won’t be mistaken for anything other than an Alfa. Sources claim it’ll feature "muscular haunches and tear-drop shape side glass" shared with the Alfieri. The 6C will then further distinguish itself with its razor-sharp front end that combines Alfa’s traditional shield-shaped grille with slender LED headlights.

It's also realistic to expect to see an abundance of carbon fiber elements as well as lightweight aluminum. Again, this is all speculative at this point, but the nuts and bolts are all there. All that’s left is for Alfa (or in this case Fiat) to make a business case and green light production, which would no doubt be limited as well.

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