Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed on June 1 about its future plan to bring back Alfa Romeo’s 8C as the Italian brand’s new flagship supercar, and Car Magazine has dug up some details of the vehicle.
The mid-engined 8C will be built on a carbon fiber monocoque frame and feature a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine teamed with a Ferrari-supplied electric motor. The hybrid powertrain puts out a combined output above 700 HP, giving the 8C capability to hit 60 mph in 3 seconds or less.
In more details, the supercar’s V6 engine itself – which is derived from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – is said to produce around 600 HP (which is 100 HP higher than its standard) after some modifications. And with the additional power boost from the 200-HP electric motor, the total output will reach the region of 800 HP.
Aside of that much of grunt, the Alfa Romeo 8C will also have better traction thanks to its all-wheel-drive layout, while the presence of an advanced torque vectoring system will provide a great assist for it when handling corners.
The 8C will debut by 2022 and is reportedly to be produced in a limited-run. In different future plans, Alfa Romeo will also build a small and medium SUVs, as well as a Giulia-based GTV coupe packing more than 600 HP.