Does it have the power?
In a word, yes. It packs a Ferrari-tuned aluminium twin-turbocharged V6 under the hood with approximately 375kW on tap, the same as the ‘S’ version of the C63 AMG. Alfa claims a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive model, making this car a benchmark in its segment. This has been achieved by keeping weight down with the use of aluminium and carbon fibre on strategic parts of the car.
The new model will feature an advanced suspension setup with a steering, described by its makers as, “...the most direct steering on the market.” To help reign in the performance are things like Torque Vectoring, a rear differential, an Integrated Brake System for reduced braking distance and an Active Aero Splitter for high-speed downforce management.
As with any performance car and especially Alfa Romeo, there are two prerequisites that need to be in place: it must sound good and it must look dramatic. Judging by the video that’s been released along with the press images, we can safely say that this car ticks both of these boxes.
Watch the video below
Not just a performance car
Yes, the show car in QV-guise is the show stopper however, if one delves deeper into the range we see a car that could potentially spell a proper return for the brand, which now also has a redesigned logo. The lower end of the range that will take on the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Jaguar XE could be be the bread-and-butter car the brand desires.