• Jun 26th 2007 at 11:23AM
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A $200,000 supercar, a return to America, and now this: the Alfa Romeo 159 GTA is expected to scrap the planned twin-turbo Holden-built V6 and go straight for the V8 from the F430. With the Ferrari V8, Alfa has a chance at getting an invitation to the C63, M3, and RS4 party. There would be plenty of room to detune the V8 in the GTA and still challenge the M3 and RS4, but the C63 has recently been reported to bow with 500 hp.

Like the M3 and the C63, it will come in sedan and wagon variants. Alfa's have been known for sportiness, but they're new to competing with this kind of muscle. We're sure they can bring the style and the power, and we'll find out around next year's Geneva Motor Show if they can bring the handling as well.

[Source: Drive Australia]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      So will this thing be FWD? If so, it has an uphill fight in the handling department. Still, it would almost be worth it for the Ferrari engine note alone.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Are you kidding? Not even Alfa Romeo is that dumb. A Ferrari V8 would snap the axles before torque steer actually occurred.
        • 8 Years Ago
        The article mentioned that it will be AWD.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Their is a reason why this company disappeared from the US market. Just look at it. Its so ugly. And isn't this the same car we've been seeing for the past 20 years. Alfa Romeo still has not evolved. Ok, so here you have a really hiddious car, but it has a F430 engine in it. Fine. The next question is, how much? No more then 60k, and this thing has a fighting chance.

        • 8 Years Ago
        SBBR, not only are you most likely blind, or at least in some way visually impaired, but you are also a few beers short of a sixpack..
        • 8 Years Ago
        you know what, italians may do a LOT of things poorly when it comes to making cars (quality control, reliability, engineering, etc.), but design is the one place where they are truly great. even Fiat's little turd cinquecento is a good looking car!
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