Alfa Romeo ‘Iconic’ limited-run car on the way

Alfa Romeo ‘Iconic’ limited-run car on the way

Alfa plots iconic' new model. Boss reveals plans for limited-run Alfa Romeo to sit alongside expanding core line-up.

n exclusive limited-run Alfa Romeo supercar is currently under serious consideration for production, and it could be signed off within the next few months.

Alfa boss Jean-Philippe Imparato said the project could even be announced as soon as March next year.

“We are working on something ‘few-off for Alfa Romeo," he said.

It is not yet known what form the car will take, or whether it will be petrol or electric, but Imparato hinted it would be a bespoke Alfa rather than share components with another model or brand within the Stellantis group, such as the Maserati MC20.

“It’s 1969 since the last time Alfa Romeo was stamped on a chassis," he said, in reference to the Spider launched that year, adding it would be “a cool thing" to do it again. He said the model would not just be a track car but also one that could still be driven every day, despite its likely price and positioning. “It could be iconic, super-sexy and recognisable as an Alfa Romeo at first sight," Imparato said. “It's not done yet, but it’s ongoing. The positioning is ongoing. We have so many fans asking for something special."

His description suggests the model could even stray into hypercar territory, with the price potentially running into the hundreds of thousands.

Imparato said the limited-run car will be parallel to Alfa's core range of cars has been signed off until 2027 following the return of Alfa to profitability last

year and during the first half of this year. One model per year will be launched.

Looking beyond 2027, Alfa has presented to its parent firm Stellantis a product plan until 2030, with each year of success between nowand then allowing the sign-off of a subsequent new model.

The new range kicks off with the launch of the plug-in hybrid version of the Tonale, which is due to arrive early next year. This will help cut Alfa's CO2 emissions by 40%, which “allows us to develop", said Imparato. Next year will also see the launch of revised versions of the Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV.

When asked if there were future plans for bigger and smaller SUVs than the Tonale Imparato said “yes and yes". It's understood the smaller SUV will come in 2024, as an all-electric

Alfa sibling to the Jeep Avenger, although the Alfa will be significantly overhauled.

The larger SUV, understood to be a replacement for the Stelvio, will also be electric and is scheduled to be launched around 2026. These two will sandwich a replacement for the Giulia in 2025, which will be the first model in the overall Stellantis line-up to be based on the group’s next-generation electric architecture.

The planned Giulia replacement will also be seen as Alfa's core sports model, confirmed Imparato.

Beyond the Stelvio replacement in 2026, Imparato hinted that multiple options and bodystyles were on the table for Alfa Romeo, including roadsters, saloons and hatchbacks.

“With the EV switch, it opens so many opportunities for me for top hats from a design point of view," said Imparato.

“The best way for EV is for a Duetto, the sound of silence," he said, in a further hint at his desire for a reborn Spider, which was first mooted to Autocar earlier this year.

After 2025, all core Alfas will be electric, with the firm switching to an all-electric line-up by 2027 — an indication that the Tonale will be the last Alfa Romeo to be launched with conventional internal combustion engines.

It could be recognisable as an Alfa at first sight. We have so many fans asking for something special

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