A month after announcing that Alfa Romeo
would finally return to the US market next year with the 8C Competizione
, more information about further products is now coming out. Maserati
North America will be acting as the US distributor for the Italian brand when three more models join the lineup in 2009. The gorgeous 8C will have very limited availability with only the final 99 samples of a 500 car production coming to the US at a steep $200,000.
The other models will be somewhat more accessible probably in BMW
territory. The three car lineup will be topped by the 159 sport sedan in front and all wheel drive configurations. Joining the 159 will be the Brera coupe and the open top Spider. The Spider uses the Brera platform with a shorter wheelbase. Existing Maserati dealers
will be the first to get Alfa franchises.
[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req.]