New details have emerged about the reborn Alfa Romeo 8C’s hybrid powertrain.
Alfa Romeo answered our prayers when it announced it will be reviving the 8C supercar by 2022. This will be the name of Alfa Romeo’s new halo car, and the first time it's been used since the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione finished production in 2009. At the time, we reported the new 8C will be a mid-engined supercar with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a hybrid powertrain. A twin-turbo engine was said to power the rear axle mated to an electric motor at the front to deliver a combined output of 700 hp.
This was said to be enough power to allow the reborn Alfa Romeo 8C to sprint from 0-62 mph in under three seconds. Alfa Romeo has remained quiet since its announcement, but UK magazine CAR has managed to dig up some new juicy details about the Italian mid-engined supercar.
It turns out Alfa Romeo was being conservative about the power output. According to the publication, the new 8C's powertrain will use the same 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 as the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which will produce around 600 horsepower. The electric motor at the front axle, which will be supplied by Ferrari and used in the upcoming Maserati Alfieri sports car, will add another 200 hp, resulting in a total output of around 800 hp. That puts the new Alfa Romeo 8C in Ferrari 812 Superfast territory.
Thanks to its electrified all-wheel-drive system, the new 8C will also benefit torque vectoring and strong traction. Production is likely to be capped to no more than 1,000 units, which would match the total production run of the previous Alfa Romeo 8C coupe and Spider. As well as a new 8C, Alfa Romeo is also reviving the GTV in the form of a 600-hp performance coupe based on the Giulia. It's a good time to be an Alfa Romeo fan.