The fine folks down at Alfa really have been busy little bees of late. First we got word that the iconic Italian marque would be pumping out a sedan capable of taking on BMW’s M3 and now it looks like its upcoming coupe, the 6C, will have its sights set squarely on the Jaguar F-Type.
According to Auto Express, the rear-wheel drive, front-engined car will be called the 6C and will presumably slot neatly between the 4C and the 8C in your automotive fantasies.
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The UK-based publication also reports that it will be based on the Maserati Alfieri concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
Slated for release in 2017, the 6C will retain the Alfieri’s tear-shaped side windows and muscular haunches, but from the front, there will be no mistaking the fact that it’s an Alfa. That said, the LED headlights will be a lot more slender, than most other Alfas, giving it a pretty aggressive bearing.
Under the bonnet, the 6C will reportedly feature the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 as will appear in the top-end Guilia, meaning that it will likely push out 480bhp to 520bhp.
As Auto Express reports, the 6C may well end up filling the gap left by the Mazda MX-5/Spyder project that was due to hit showrooms in 2015. The Italians may well rebadge their version of the car as a Fiat, which is a pity for Alfa Spyder enthusiasts but good news for everyone else as far as we’re concerned.
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