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Alfa Romeo to revive 8C, GTV by 2022

by Justin King
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The 8C promises to deliver more than 700 combined horsepower, with an electrified front axle and mid-mounted twin-turbo engine.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has big plans for Alfa Romeo, promising to introduce two new flagships in the next four years.

The company has promised to revive the 8C after a decade of retirement. The new 8C will be built upon a carbon monocoque chassis, switching from a front-engine layout to a mid-mounted twin-turbo powerplant.

With help from an electrified front axle, the 8C will deliver more than 700 combined horsepower. FCA says the car will launch from zero to 62 mph in less than three seconds.

The Italian marque is also resurrecting its Gran Turismo Veloce nameplate. The modern GTV will be a Giulia coupe with 50/50 weight distribution, 600+ horsepower, e-boost technology, all-wheel drive, torque vectoring and seating for four.

Both the 8C and GTV are expected to arrive before 2022.