Alfa Romeo brings back GTV nameplate

Alfa Romeo Reviving 8C, GTV Nameplates by 2022

Over the next five years, Alfa Romeo will be diversifying its lineup with seven new launches.

Alfa Romeo has already bolstered its lineup heavily since reentering the U.S. lineup in 2015, but the next five years are going to be even bigger. Between now and 2022, the Italian automaker is planning to introduce seven new products including six plug-in hybrids.

While many of the details remain under wraps, we do know that the brand will get two all-new crossovers (one midsize and one compact). Being a storied sports car brand, though, the most anticipated launches will be a pair of high-performance coupes reviving old nameplates: the Alfa Romeo 8C and the Alfa Romeo GTV.

Alfa Romeo 8C

The Alfa Romeo 8C name was first used on an exquisitely designed sports car from the 1930s, but more recently it was used on the low-volume 8C Competizione, which was built from 2007 until 2010. The next-generation 8C was teased in a shadowy image revealing a stunning profile.

Alfa Romeo says that the new 8C will be powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged engine and an "electrified front axle." Whereas the 8C Competizione was powered by a 444-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8, the upcoming 8C will have combined power output of more than 700 horsepower with a 0-60 time of under 3 seconds. The only other detail confirmed about this car is that it will utilize a carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Alfa Romeo brings back GTV nameplate

Alfa Romeo brings back GTV nameplate

Alfa Romeo GTV

While the 8C is sure to be a high-priced halo sports car, the company is also bringing back the GTV to slot between the 4C and the 8C. The teaser sketch for the GTV - Gran Turismo Veloce - shows a more conventional coupe design, which is likely to be something along the lines of a two-door version of the Giulia. The limited info reveals a perfect BMW M4 rival with the GTV producing 600+ horsepower with E-Boost, all-wheel drive with torque vectoring and a perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

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